Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Incident occurred May 31, 2016 at Perdido Winds Airpark (AL08), Elberta, Baldwin County, Alabama

A small aircraft has crashed in Baldwin County. 

At about 11:00am, the pilot clipped some trees while trying to take off from the Perdido Winds Airpark… that’s near Frank Road in Elberta. 

The plane then went down in a wooded area.

Luckily, the pilot walked away from the accident with only a knot on his forehead.

Story and video:  http://wkrg.com

ELBERTA, AL (WALA) -    The Baldwin County Sheriff's office confirmed the crash of a small aircraft following engine failure on Tuesday.

Officials say the pilot refused medical care and walked away from the crash with just a knot on his head.

The Elberta Police Department says the 911 call came in around 10:45 Tuesday morning. 

Elberta Police, the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office, and the Elberta Fire Department responded.

The crash happened near County Road 95 and Frank Road on private property. 

According to a sign on the property, the airstrip is the "Perdido Winds Air Park."

The Elberta police chief says the plane was hanging from some of the trees.

 The chief says the pilot told officials his engine went out while he was practicing touch and go landings.

The investigation is now in the hands of the Federal Aviation Administration. 

A spokesman said the FAA would wait on more information from local law enforcement before sending an investigator to the scene. 

Original article can be found here: http://www.wtvm.com

ELBERTA, Ala. (WEAR) — Channel 3 News is on scene of a plane crash in Baldwin County.

Authorities tell us the pilot, who authorities have not identified, was practicing touch-and-go landing at small air strip and crashed the small plane into trees.

Emergency crews responded to Frank Road, just off County Road 95, around 10:45 a.m. Tuesday.

The pilot was not hurt.

At this time authorities have not released additional details. 

Original article can be found here: http://weartv.com

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