August 29, 2015
The pilot of a small aircraft parachuted to safety moments before his single-passenger plane crashed early Wednesday north of Reno.
The aircraft, described as a biplane, went down around 7 a.m.
Witness told KRNV-TV that they saw the pilot parachute out before the plane hit the ground.
"The engine sounded weird," said David Hartman, adding that the plane then disappeared over the horizon.
A sheriff's deputy said the pilot was up and walking around when rescuers arrived at the scene.
He was taken to Washoe Medical Center, where was listed in fair condition.
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