Plane crashes in Deerfield

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DEERFIELD—A small private plane crashed in a wooded area near the Deerfield landing strip while attempting to land at about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The pilot, Sanjay Perekh, 38, of Cincinnati, Ohio, was not injured in the crash, according to Campbell County Chief Deputy Aaron Evans.

“He was checked on-scene by paramedics.” Evans said. “He had a little scrape on his knee.”

There were no passengers in the plane, Evans added.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation. Drugs or alcohol are not believed to be a factor in the crash, Evans said.

The single engine plane was disabled as a result of the crash, with damage described by Evans as “moderate to severe.”