Credit: Ryan Carter, Washington Court House Record Herald
WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE, Ohio -- A pilot is hurt when the ultralight plane he is flying crashes after takeoff Wednesday morning.
Tom Esper, Fayette County Airport manager, told NBC4 the crash happened at about 9:40 a.m. Wednesday.
Esper said the ultralight plane, which he also called a "trike," crashed after some problems and a stall after takeoff.
It crashed into a cornfield adjacent to the airport, near the airport's north end.
MedFlight transported the pilot to a Columbus hospital. The pilot's condition is unknown.
Esper told NBC4 he believes the male pilot is licensed and he and his father own a conventional plane. He also said he thinks the father and son recently purchased the ultralight in Florida and were learning how to fly it.
The plane has an ultralight wing with a framework body and an engine, Esper said. The Fayette County sheriff's office said it was called to the scene but wouldn't confirm any additional information with NBC4.