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Small plane catches fire after belly landing at an Arizona airport

Dec 2, 2021, 10:14 AM | Updated: 10:15 am
(Photo by Cate Gillon/Getty Images)...
(Photo by Cate Gillon/Getty Images)
(Photo by Cate Gillon/Getty Images)

LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. — A small plane caught fire after having to make a wheels-up belly landing at Lake Havasu Municipal Airport on Wednesday, according to authorities.

Responding city fire crews said the emergency landing punctured the plane’s right-side fuel tank, but the fire was extinguished quickly.

Authorities said the pilot was the only person aboard the plane and was not injured.

Today’s News-Herald reported that the plane took off from Houston Executive Airport earlier in the day.

Authorities said the cause of the crash was under investigation.

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Small plane catches fire after belly landing at an Arizona airport