Pilot suffers 'serious injuries' when plane makes emergency landing near Waddy

Pilot suffers 'serious injuries' when plane makes emergency landing near Waddy

WADDY, KY (WAVE) - The pilot of a small plane that made an emergency crash-landing in a field near Waddy late Sunday afternoon suffered "serious," but "not life threatening" injuries, according to the Shelby County Sheriff's Office.

Few details were immediately available, but a spokesperson from Frankfort's Capital City Airport confirmed that a plane that took off from there crashed at Miles Field, a small airport in Waddy.

Emergency crews were dispatched to the airfield at 5:09 p.m. Sunday. When they arrived they found the plane approximately 3,000 feet from the runway. The pilot, who was "conscious and talking," according to the SCSO, had to be extricated from the plane. The pilot was then airlifted to University of Kentucky Hospital.

According to the SCSO, the initial belief is that the pilot experienced engine problems shortly after take off and attempted to head back to the Capital City Airport.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is investigating the crash.

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