Pilot injured in plane crash near Maxwell

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One person was injured Thursday when an ultralight aircraft plane crashed south of Maxwell across the Story-Polk county line.  The Polk County Sheriff's Office says the plane took off from a home around NE 150th Ave. and NE 104th St. in northern Polk County. It crashed about 150 yards away in a cornfield.  The pilot, Jason Beckman, 43 of Lake View suffered leg injuries and cuts on his arm.  He was taken to a Des Moines hospital.  No one else was injured. The Federal Aviation Administration will investigate the cause of the crash.

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