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Pilot Injured In Single-Engine Plane Crash

Posted: 4:44 PM, Jan 11, 2017
Updated: 2017-01-12 06:47:29-05
Pilot Injured In Single-Engine Plane Crash
Pilot Injured In Single-Engine Plane Crash
Pilot Injured In Single-Engine Plane Crash
Pilot Injured In Single-Engine Plane Crash
Pilot Injured In Single-Engine Plane Crash
Pilot Injured In Single-Engine Plane Crash

A pilot has been taken to the hospital following a plane crash in Smith County.

The wreck happened in the 100 block of McCall Street in South Carthage on Wednesday afternoon.

Smith County EMA Director Sonny Carter said the pilot was the only person on board.

"This guy that crashed, he's been a pilot for sometime. He lives right here in this area. He crashed right here on the farm that he lived on," Smith County EMA Director Sonny Carter said.

Emergency crews took the pilot, MTSU graduate Collin McDonald out of the plane and rushed him to Vanderbilt by LifeFlight. Residents coming home say they were shocked to see what happened.

10-year-old Lili Anne Gregory said  the crash scared her.

"I saw a life flight and ambulances and then our dad says that there must've been a wreck. Then I looked over in the field and said oh my gosh there's a plane tail sticking out."

Officials with the Federal Aviation Administration said the plane was a Maule Air aircraft. They confirmed the plane made a forced landing in a field.

The exact cause of the crash had not been released as the investigation remained ongoing by the FAA.