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Plane crashes into vehicle while trying to land at Lebanon County airport

There were no reported injuries.

PALMYRA, Pa. — Update: The pilot and drivers of a Saturday morning crash between an airplane and vehicle have been identified. 

The pilot, Michael Long, 68, from Elizabethtown, was operating a 1946 Luscombe 8A aircraft at the time of the crash. 

Long's landing gear from the plan struck a 2013 VW Passat traveling north on South Forge Road. 

The vehicle was operated by Donald Rice, 69. Kathryn Rice, 66, was a passenger in the vehicle as well. Both are from Ono. 

The damage to the car occurred to the roof and the right rear and rear-most windows. The airplane came to a rest approximately 100 ft. west of the impact location. 

No injures were reported to police on the scene. 

Original story: Authorities are investigating after a plane struck a vehicle while it was trying to land at an airport in Lebanon County on Saturday morning.

The unidentified pilot of the single-engine Luscombe 8A was trying to land the plane at Reigle Field Airport in Palmyra around 9:40 a.m. when he struck a vehicle, said the Federal Aviation Administration.

Officials have yet to say if there were people in the vehicle at the time of the crash.

After the crash, the plane came to a rest on airport property next to the runway.

Officials say the pilot was the only person on the plane.

At this time, it's not known if there were any injuries.

Both the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating this incident.

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