Authorities investigate Fountain Inn plane crash - FOX Carolina 21

Authorities investigate Fountain Inn plane crash

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An ultralight plane crashed in Fountain Inn. (May 27, 2013/FOX Carolina) An ultralight plane crashed in Fountain Inn. (May 27, 2013/FOX Carolina)
FOUNTAIN INN, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Firefighters were on the scene in Fountain Inn after a plane crash Monday afternoon.

FOX Carolina crews on the scene describe the plane as an ultralight aircraft that was located in a field behind some houses off South Main Street.

Witnesses said the plane was trying to take off from the field shortly before the crash. Neighbors said they were sitting outside, enjoying the holiday, when they heard the engine rev and watched the small plane take off.

They thought there was a problem, though, when they saw the plane fly almost sideways, toward trees. Witnesses said they jumped up and ran toward the field behind their house and heard the one-seater plane crumple to the ground.

Two men said they ran toward the plane while another called 911. They carefully pulled the pilot out of the wreckage to get him away from spilled gasoline.

Emergency responders said the man was alert and conscious when they arrived, and he was taken Greenville Memorial Hospital.

The man's family said that both of his legs were badly broken, and he suffered injuries to his face.

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