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No injuries in vintage airplane crash at Prescott airport

Photo provided by Prescott Fire Dept.<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->A vintage 1939 airplane crashed at Prescott's airport Saturday afternoon.

Photo provided by Prescott Fire Dept.<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->A vintage 1939 airplane crashed at Prescott's airport Saturday afternoon.

PRESCOTT - A vintage airplane crashed Saturday, Oct. 24, at Prescott's Ernest A. Love Field, according to the Prescott Fire Department.

Officials reported the two people aboard were not injured in the 3 p.m. incident.

When emergency crews arrived on the scene, they found a single-engine, two-passenger 1939 Luscombe Model 8a with a collapsed main landing gear and damage to the right wing.

The pilot, who had over 11,000 hours of total flight time, had just purchased the airplane in Taos, New Mexico, according to the release. The Chino Valley-based pilot made one stop in Gallup, New Mexico for fuel and then returned to Prescott airport where the incident occurred.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.