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UPDATE: Pilot in Crash ‘Slightly’ Injured

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The plane's path into the trees. Photo: KMOX/Brian Kelly

The plane’s path into the trees. Photo: KMOX/Brian Kelly

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MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. (KMOX) - The FAA says the pilot of the twin-engine plane that crashed near the Page Avenue Extension early this morning was only “slightly” injured.

Authorities say James Turner was able to get out of the plane and call for help, before the plane caught fire and burned beyond recognition.

Maryland Heights Police Chief Bill Carson says the pilot was trying to return to Creve Coeur Airport after reporting a cargo-door issue, and then one or both of his engines failed.

WATCH: A video of James “Glenn” turner landing his plane at Creve Coeur Airport in March:

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