Authorities: Pilot hurt when plane crashed in cornfield in south-central Iowa

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GREENFIELD, Iowa (AP) -- Authorities say a pilot suffered minor injuries when his airplane crashed in a south-central Iowa cornfield.

The Adair County Sheriff's Office says a 911 caller reported around 7:10 a.m. Wednesday that a man had walked to the caller's home and said the small plane he'd been flying had gone down nearby. First responders found the single-engine plane lying on its top in the field about a mile northwest of Greenfield.

The pilot was taken to a hospital and soon released. He's been identified as 59-year-old Eric Chrystal of Jefferson.

The crash cause is being investigated.