Event Type: Accident
Highest Injury: Serious
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
State: North Carolina
UNREGISTERED ULTRALIGHT TRIKE ON TAKEOFF, NOSE DIVED INTO TERRAIN, MORGANTON, NORTH CAROLINA.
Emergency crews in Burke County told Channel 9 they responded to an ultralight plane crash Saturday evening.
Officials were called to Foothills Regional Airport in Morganton just before 5:30 p.m. where the plane apparently crashed just off the runway.
Witnesses said the plane stalled shortly after takeoff, before crashing.
The ultralight was heavily damaged and state troopers said the pilot, 20-year-old Jamie Lee Harris, of Newland, was the only person on board. He was transported to the hospital with injuries to his arm and leg.
Troopers said Harris was wearing a helmet during the flight, and that he had put the ultralight together Saturday afternoon at the airport.
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