Medical transport plane grounded after being shot at Mississippi airport

Published 6:00 am Wednesday, June 29, 2022

A medical transport plane has been grounded after it was struck by a bullet at a Mississippi airport.

WAPT in Jackson reports that a pilot for Physicians Air Transport was standing in a hangar at Hawkins Field in Jackson when he heard a loud ping. Soon after, the pilot found a bullet hole in the plane and evidence that a bullet has struck part of the airplane’s engine.

The incident reportedly happened before 6:30 p.m. Monday,  David Hood, the lead pilot for the air transport company told WAPT.

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The 1993 Beechcraft aircraft flies emergency medical service missions in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

Hood said it could cost $250,000 and take at least a week to get the plane back in the air.