CONCORD (AP) – The pilot of a privately-owned two-passenger plane was slightly injured when the plane crashed here yesterday, officials said.
The single-engine plane was carrying the male pilot and a female passenger. It crashed in heavy brush shortly before 3:50 p.m. after taking off from a private air strip in the area, Concord Fire Chief Steven Lauer said.
The pilot had been looking for a deer that had been shot by a friend yesterday morning. As the plane circled the area, about 12 miles southwest of Jackson, the left wing dipped and the pilot was unable to recover control, Lauer said.
Lauer said the plane was “totaled” but neither person on board was seriously injured or taken to the hospital after the crash. The pilot sought treatment on his own for slight injuries, Lauer said.