Pilot hurt after plane crashes near Little League game in Highland

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on July 1, 2014 at 5:52 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 2 at 5:29 AM

(KMOV.com) – Police said one person was injured after a place crashed near a park in Pierron, Il.

Highland police told News 4 a plane crashed near PIC Park around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Witnesses told News 4 the crash occurred while a Little League baseball game was being played in the park.

"He was coming down to land and then the kids looked up and we looked over and all of a sudden it looked like he landed and tumbled a few times," witness John Krivis said.

Krivis said they game paused after crash. Krivis also said he stayed with the injured pilot until emergency crews arrived.

Authorities said the pilot was the only one onboard. He was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Other details were not known.

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