Friday, October 12, 2018

Stolp SA300 Starduster Too, N503CM: Incident occurred October 12, 2018 in Holly Springs, Marshall County, Mississippi

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Jackson, Mississippi

Struck several trees on approach and crashed.


Date: 12-OCT-18
Time: 19:00:00Z
Regis#: N503CM
Aircraft Model: SA300 STARDUSTER
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
Operation: 91

MARSHALL COUNTY, Mississippi - A Mississippi pilot is recovering after the single-engine plane he was flying crashed Friday afternoon.

According to the Marshall County Sheriff's Department, the plane crashed on a private runway on Tate Marshall Road near Highway 309.

"The pilot was actually the one who called 911," said Major Kelly McMillen.

Investigators said the crash was reported around 2:00 p.m. When emergency responders arrived on the scene the plane was reportedly upside down. The pilot was said to be trapped underneath.

Major McMillen told Local 24 firefighters were able to lift the plane to get the pilot out.

"He was communicating with us," he said. "As far as his condition, he was alert, but I don't know as far as symptoms, he was banged up pretty good."

The name of the pilot is known but is not being released at this time.

Neighbors Local 24 spoke to said they heard a loud popping sound before the crash.

"He flies a lot," said neighbor Brenda Walker. "We see him go into the gas station a lot. He has a wife. We're praying for him and his family."

The pilot was flown by helicopter to Regional One in Memphis.

Fire departments from Holly Springs, Byhalia, Watson, and Independence responded to the crash. Both the Tate County and Marshall County Sheriff's Departments also responded.

The National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration will come out to the scene to investigate Monday.

Original article can be found here ➤

MARSHALL CONTY, Mississippi - A man was rescued after crashing his plane in Marshall County. 

The crash happened around 1:30 p.m. Friday near the intersection of Tate Marshall Road and Wall Hill Road, according to the Marshall Co. Sheriff’s Office. 

Investigators said only one person was inside the plane when it crashed down, and that man was rescued and flown to a hospital. 

According to Marshall County officials, the man was traveling in a single-engine aircraft and is "lucky to be alive." 

"The most important thing is that this man is still alive. Thank god he his," said Kelley McMillen of the Marshall County Sheriff's Office. "Once you see the plane, you'll understand why I say this." 

Deputies told FOX13 the man made the 9-1-1 call and his crash was discovered by a MediVac helicopter passing through the area.  

"They were actually heading to Oxford when they detected the crash," McMillen said. "They actually made the scene, landed and assisted us with getting the individual out of the plane." 

Neighbors in the area like Randy King told FOX13 they're happy the pilot is going to make it.

"I feel like he was blessed because in the place crash, normally the worst scenario does happen," King said.

The Federal Aviation Administration has been brought in to investigate the crash. That investigation will begin Monday. 

Original article can be found here ➤

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