Pilot seriously injured in Washington County plane crash - KMOV.com

Pilot seriously injured in Washington County plane crash

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Ultralight aircraft crashes in Washington County (KMOV) Ultralight aircraft crashes in Washington County (KMOV)

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV.com) – A pilot was injured after a small plane went down in Washington County Monday.

A Potosi Correctional Center worker reportedly saw the plane go down near Rainbow Springs Road around 8:30 a.m.

The pilot of the ultralight aircraft sustained serious injuries, according to the Missouri Highway Patrol. 

The FAA told News 4 the aircraft was home-built and crashed shortly after takeoff. The FAA said they will investigate what caused the plane to crash.

No other details have been released.

Editor's note: Officials with Washington County originally told News 4 the pilot was not injured in the crash. When the Missouri Highway Patrol took over the investigation they said the pilot was seriously injured.

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