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Single engine plane crashes near Cheney; two injured

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 29, 2018, 3:40 p.m.

Personal items are gathered by a man, center, who identified himself as a partial owner of the plane, at the site of a crash, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, near Homeport Airport, northwest of Cheney, Wash. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)
Personal items are gathered by a man, center, who identified himself as a partial owner of the plane, at the site of a crash, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, near Homeport Airport, northwest of Cheney, Wash. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)
From staff reports

A small, single-engine plane crashed northeast of Cheney on Saturday morning.

Witnesses said the plane appeared to be attempting a landing on a nearby runway in the vicinity of the Homeport Airport. It crashed beyond the runway, hitting a stand of trees and coming to rest on its side.

Two passengers were reportedly inside the plane when it crashed. Witnesses say they were taken away by ambulance, apparently injured.

Spokane County Sheriff spokesperson Mark Gregory said the men did not appear to have life-threatening injuries when they were taken to the hospital.

A man who identified himself as a partial owner of the plane said that it was valued at around $35,000.

The FAA is expected to arrive later in the day to investigate.

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