Three people inside of a small aircraft suffered minor injuries late last week after the plane crashed near McKinnon Airport in Houston County. All three passengers were taken by helicopter to Vanderbilt Medical Center.
According to the Houston County Sheriff’s Office, the 58 year-old pilot was attempting to land but brought the plane down at too steep of an angle. He tried to pull the plane up, but the aircraft did not respond. It crashed just east of the runway.
The impact of the crash knocked out the plane’s engine, destroyed its tail, and damaged the left wing. The extent of their injuries is not know, though the pilot may have suffered a broken nose.