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Pilot escapes with only minor injuries after plane crash in Luskintyre

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A pilot has been lucky to escape with minor injuries after his plane crashed in Luskintyre near Greta last night. 

Emergency services were called to a paddock near Luskintyre Airfield just after 7pm following reports a plane had crash landed. 

It's understood the small vintage plane suffered partial engine failure not long after taking off. The pilot, a 66-year-old male, reportedly attempted to fly back to the airfield but instead crash landed in a paddock.

He sustained only minor lacerations.

The 66-year-old was taken to the John Hunter Hospital by road.

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau and the Civil Aviation Authority are investigating.