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By Layne Weiss     Sep 2, 2012 in Entertainment
Seattle - Richard Bach, the US author of the 1970s short novel, "Jonathan Livingston Seagull," is in the hospital after being seriously injured in a plane crash.
According to BBC News, Bach, 76, loves to fly.
He was attempting to land his small plane on San Juan island in Washington state, and the plane flipped, Reuters reports.
The best selling author's plane hit power lines and he got trapped in the cockpit, BBC News reports. Tourists reportedly had to cut him down.
Richard Bach:  Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Richard Bach: 'Jonathan Livingston Seagull'
The author's son said he was positive his father would be ok, The Seattle Times reports.
"He's so in love with that airplane, and he's had so much fun with it," said James Marcus Bach.
According to The Associated Press, Bach suffered a head injury and broken shoulder and was taken to Harborview Medical Center in serious condition
At first, doctors were majorly concerned with Richard's head injury,The Seattle Times reports, but later, his son told The AP his condition was improving.
Jonathan Livingston Seagull was published in 1970 and was #1 on the New York Times Best Sellers list two years later, Reuters reports.
The novella is a fable about a bird "guided through spiritual lessons," BBC News reports.The book was made into a film in 1973.
As of this writing, Bach still remains hospitalized, Reuters reports.
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