Plane Crashes Near Easton

| October 8, 2011
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A small private plane crashed Saturday evening in Rural Buchanan County just after take-off around 6:30.

Buchanan County Authorities report that the plane was owned by the pilot, who recently built a take-off and landing strip on his own property east of the Platte River.

The pilot suffered minor injuries; there were no passengers.

According to a neighbor the plane was reportedly having mechanical problems as early as last week.

The crash is still under investigation.

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