60-year-old pilot in intensive care after plane crashes during take-off in Dauphin Co.


A man was injured and flown to the hospital after his plane crashed during take-off at the Bendigo Airport in Rush Township Wednesday morning.

Officials tell CBS21 News the pilot of the single-engine plane, Herbert Rose, was leaving the airport when he lost control and crashed.

Police say that the 60-year-old Sacramento man was taken to Geisinger Medical Center in Danville via LifeFlight and is in intensive care.

Airport employees say Rose, who is a retired engineer, made the plane, called an "experimental amateur Pietenpol Air Camper," from scratch and registered it with the FAA after passing inspections this year.

Pennsylvania State Police and the Federal Aviation Association will be conducting the investigation into the crash.

The airport is near the Schuylkill and Dauphin County lines.

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