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US author Bach still serious after small plane crash

Bestselling author Richard Bach, who is known best for writing 'Jonathan Livingston Seagull', remains in serious condition at a Seattle hospital, but his son says he is making improvements.

Bach's small plane crashed Friday about five kilometres west of Friday Harbor Airport in Washington state.

Bach's son, James Bach, said yesterday that his father was clearly lucid, and responding to doctors and the people around him. He said he hopes his father's recovery will be swift.

Richard Bach (76), who was flying alone, suffered a head injury and broken shoulder after his single-engine aircraft clipped power lines Friday.

Irish Independent