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No one was hurt in a small plane crash east of Heber on Saturday, police said.

The pilot called 911 to report the crash about 12:45 p.m., according to a news release from the Wasatch County Sheriff's Office. He had taken off from the Heber Airport in a Husky but encountered wind in the Lake Creek Canyon area that downed his plane.

Sheriff's deputies and search and rescue crews found him near Tower Mountain. A Department of Public Safety helicopter flew him out.

The pilot was the only person aboard the plane when it went down. He was flying slowly and low in the sky, so the crash caused only minor damage, the news release said.

The plane is registered to Lessing S. Stern, of Park City, according to Federal Aviation Administration records. FAA spokesman Mike Fergus said investigators plan to speak with the pilot Monday.

Lindsay Whitehurst