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Lakeville pilot crashes on highway, walks away

A veteran pilot had just purchased the biplane from a private seller and was on his way home when he noticed the engine quit when he switched over to the craft's auxiliary fuel tank. He decided to risk an emergency landing on a Redwood County highway, but crashed when the plane's wheel hit a ditch. (Photo of Pitts S1S biplane courtesy of Graham Bird. The pilot was flying a Pitts S1C.)
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A veteran pilot had just purchased the biplane from a private seller and was on his way home when he noticed the engine quit when he switched over to the craft's auxiliary fuel tank. He decided to risk an emergency landing on a Redwood County highway, but crashed when the plane's wheel hit a ditch. (Photo of Pitts S1S biplane courtesy of Graham Bird. The pilot was flying a Pitts S1C.)

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