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Pilot Unhurt When Plane Catches Fire On Landing

The pilot was able to walk away when his plane caught fire after landing early Friday morning at the Columbia Gorge Regional Airport in Dallesport.  The Airport’s Darren LaCock says the plane had taken off just minutes earlier and had an as yet undetermined issue, so the pilot turned around to land at the airport.  The fire began after landing on the runway.  The pilot was able to walk away uninjured and called 9-1-1.  Dallesport-Murdock Fire Department Chief Rhet Howard says when fire crews arrived just after 7 a.m. the plane was fully engulfed.