News Plane Crashes — 19 May 2017

The pilot of a single-engine airplane was injured Friday afternoon after his craft went down south of Anderson and flipped over.

The pilot was able to get out of the airplane on his own and was taken to a Redding hospital for treatment of his injuries, said Capt. Pat Kropholler of the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office.

“He was walking and talking,” Kropholler said, but the extent of the pilot’s injuries was not known.

Dispatchers reported a low-flying plane and its possible crash just before 12:30 p.m. in the area of Lyle Lane and Locust Street between Anderson and Cottonwood.

Emergency personnel from the sheriff’s department, Anderson Fire Department, California Highway Patrol and others responded to the crash.

The small plane also hit a power pole, but no power lines had fallen down and the crash did not cause a fire.

“We’re very fortunate it didn’t start a fire,” Kropholler said.

The sheriff’s office was coordinating with the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board.

Kropholler said it appears the airplane was flying from the Stockton area, but it was not sure if the Redding Municipal Airport was the pilot’s destination.

The crash remains under investigation.

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