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Pilot critically injured in crash

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A local pilot is in critical condition after a small plane crash late Thursday afternoon near the Baraboo-Wisconsin Dells Airport, authorities said. The plane was severely damaged, authorities said, and the man had to be extricated from the wreckage. He suffered a collapsed lung, facial contusions and multiple fractures, authorities said. He was initially taken to St. Clare Hospital in Baraboo but was later transferred to the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison.

Reports say that two planes were returning from Florida when the second plane crashed into a field while trying to land. An airport manager said the man is an accomplished pilot, and that the crash was probably due to strong winds from a storm blowing in.

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