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Rick Lord A plane plunges into a building in Florida, all's not well at an oil well in Texas, and go-go gorilla in Minnesota on this USA Update

July 10, 2014
Reporter: Rick Lord


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Florida... a plane loses power and crashes into a building. Amazingly the pilot and passenger have only minor injuries. No one in the building was hurt. Officials say the pilot was trying to return to the airport after he noticed a problem, but that the plane lost power and went down. The accident is under investigation...

Texas... an explosion at an abandoned oil well shakes the ground for miles. A worker was injured and taken to a Houston area hospital. That person was the only one at the site at the time. Neighbors say they didn't know what was going on when they heard the explosion. It's unclear what kind of work was being done on the oil well at the time...

Minnesota... quite the morning at the zoo in St. Paul, after three gorillas escape from their exhibit by walking right out an unsecured door. Within twenty minutes, two of the animals were brought back to their exhibit, but one gorilla managed to wander around for nearly an hour. Officials say the incident never posed a threat to zoo visitors, but as a precaution, they were ushered into safe areas. And that's been an uncaged USA Update.


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