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A Cessna aircraft sits in a field near Park Rapids Municipal Airport after the pilot apparently overshot the runway on takeoff Saturday night. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Student pilot crashes at Park Rapids airport

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A student pilot escaped serious injuries Saturday evening when his plane landed, then bounced in a field near the Park Rapids Municipal Airport shortly after takeoff.

The Federal Aviation Administration concluded pilot error was to blame for the crash of the light Cessna 172 aircraft, owned by the University of North Dakota.

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