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Pilot in critical condition after Big Island plane crash

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Photo of plane that made a hard landing in O'okala Photo of plane that made a hard landing in O'okala

OOKALA, Big Island (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Federal Aviation Administration says a single-engine Savannah ADV made a hard landing at 10:45 a.m. Thursday in a corn field in O'okala.

Big Island police say the pilot, a 68-year-old Hilo man, was the only person on board and was flown to the Queen's Medical Center on Oahu in critical condition.

Police say the pilot attempted an emergency landing onto a newly planted corn field after his two-seat single-engine propeller airplane reportedly lost power due to engine failure.

The aircraft is registered to Captain Cruise Inc. of Papaikou, Hawaii.

The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the incident.

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