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OHP: Oklahoma Trooper Recovering After Plane Crash

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the pilot of an airplane that crashed while searching for a suspect remains in stable condition.

Capt. George Brown said Monday that Trooper Dennis Dickens is recovering from his injuries at the University of Oklahoma Medical Center. Dickens was airlifted to the hospital after he was pulled from the burning wreckage of the plane.

The crash occurred about 7 p.m. Friday in rural Pottawatomie County. Brown says the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating the cause of the crash. Officials have said Dickens is a veteran pilot for the patrol with many years of flying experience.

The agency says the suspect involved in the search, 50-year-old Brent McKenzie of Shawnee, was eventually captured and charged with DUI and other counts.

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