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Couple unhurt after small plane crash lands in Brush Prairie

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A Portland couple walked away unhurt after their small airplane crash landed Sunday evening, barely missing a propane tank and two houses.

"We were worried because fuel was leaking and he couldn't get it turned off," said homeowner Angela Congdon. "We were worried that it might catch fire."

Investigators said the pilot was attempting to land his Cessna at the Brush Prairie Aerodome when he lost control and the landing gear caught on a fence, causing the plane to crash. It landed in the front yard of the Congdon's house.

The pilot and his wife were unhurt. The plane's wing clipped the roof of a rabbit barn.

"The rabbits seem to be fine," said Congdon. "They're shaken up. Some of them are dirty because the cages got knocked down into the manure."

A neighbor had to be hospitalized for a head injury when he fell out of a pickup on his way over to help after the crash.

The accident is being investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board.

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