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Passenger in Columbus, Ind. crash says plane was having engine problems

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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- The passenger who was injured in a home-built airplane that crashed in Columbus, Ind. has told investigators the plane was having engine problems when it went down.

Dennis King told police the engine was racing but the plane was slowing down when the crash happened.

Columbus police spokesman Lt. Matt Myers told The Republic that investigators interviewed King in an Indianapolis hospital.

King, who is 60, was still in fair condition on Sunday in the Wishard Memorial Hospital burn unit.  A spokeswoman says 81-year-old pilot Gerald Clayton of Columbus is still in serious condition.

Investigators haven't been able to talk with Clayton yet because of the extent of his injuries.

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