A pilot was taken to the hospital after a small plane crashed in Montgomery County Saturday afternoon.
The single-engine plane crashed at about 1 p.m. on Tapp Lane in Mount Sterling, according to a dispatcher for the Montgomery County sheriff’s office. The pilot was the only person in the plane.
According to WKYT, the plane lost power midair and had to make a hard landing in a nearby field. Investigators are not certain exactly when the plane went down because they said the pilot did not communicate any trouble in the air to a nearby airport, WKYT reported.
The pilot was taken to the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital by helicopter, she said.
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Another dispatcher for the Montgomery County sheriff’s office said the pilot had back pain and head trauma, but his exact condition is unknown at this time.