Small plane hits power lines in Fayette Co.



BULLSKIN TOWNSHIP, Pa. - The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating after a small plane crashed into power lines in Fayette County Saturday afternoon.

The crash happened about 12:30 p.m. at the Mount Pleasant/Scottdale Airport in Bullskin Township.

Officials said two occupants got out of the plane before first responders arrived.

The pilot was flown to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital for unspecified injuries, and was later released. A passenger, who owns the plane, was evaluated at the scene.

The pilot told police that tall grass prevented the plane from building enough speed before takeoff. The plane hit a guard rail and flipped upside down onto the power lines.