Man survives plane crash south of Pullman Airport

COLFAX, Wash. - A Pullman man survived a plane crash in Whitman County Saturday afternoon. 

The single engine plane crash happened around noon east of Pullman, according to the Whitman County Sheriff's Office. Initial reports indicate the pilot was practicing "touch-and-go" landings in the field near the airport when the crash happened. 

The 1964 Piper Super Club was equipped with skids on the landing gear to use on snow fields and frozen terrain. Authorities said it appears one of the skids dug into the field causing the airplane to flip. 

Keith Kopf was the pilot and only person in the plane. A press release detailed he only suffered minor injuries and didn't require medical attention. 

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board will be investigating the cause of the crash. 

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