Man hurt in ultralight aircraft crash in Mississippi

Published 5:54 am Saturday, February 27, 2021

Authorities in Mississippi are investigating after a small plane crashed in Forrest County, injuring the pilot.

The Forrest County Sheriff’s Office said it received reports of an ultralight aircraft crashing in a field around 4:34 p.m. Thursday, WDAM-TV reported.

A man, the aircraft’s only occupant, was transported to Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening, authorities said. Authorities have not released the man’s name.

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There’s no word on what caused the crash. The sheriff’s office is investigating along with the Federal Aviation Administration Flight Standards Division Office in Jackson.