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UND pilot injured in crash near Park Rapids

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GRAND FORKS -- A University of North Dakota student was slightly injured in a crash while piloting a small airplane owned by UND on Saturday night near Park Rapids.

According to UND spokesman Peter Johnson, Li Yang, a China Air employee studying at UND's aerospace school, was attempting to take off in a Cessna 172 about 10 p.m. Saturday from the airport at Park Rapids when the plane went down 100 to 150 yards from the runway.

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