Pilot cut from plane after crash landing at Butler County Airpor - Cincinnati News, Weather, Sports from FOX19 NOW-WXIX

Pilot cut from plane after crash landing at Butler County Airport

Butler County Sheriff's officials say an elderly man was injured in a plane crash at the Butler County Regional Airport (FOX19 NOW) Butler County Sheriff's officials say an elderly man was injured in a plane crash at the Butler County Regional Airport (FOX19 NOW)
A pilot was alone in a plane when it crashed at takeoff Tuesday, Butler County sheriff's officials say. (FOX19 NOW) A pilot was alone in a plane when it crashed at takeoff Tuesday, Butler County sheriff's officials say. (FOX19 NOW)
Crews are on the scene of a plane crash at the Butler County Regional Airport (FOX19 NOW) Crews are on the scene of a plane crash at the Butler County Regional Airport (FOX19 NOW)
FAIRFIELD TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) -

A man was injured in a plane crash at the Butler County Regional Airport in Hamilton, fire officials said.

Emergency crews responded after the plane crashed around 9:45 a.m. Tuesday.

City of Hamilton Fire Chief Mark Mercer said the plane's engine stopped just after take off and the pilot attempted to turn around and land the plane.

“Shortly after takeoff the engine for the plane quit, the pilot circled back but was unable to land on the runway. The pilot was removed from the plane by Hamilton fire crews and was treated by Hamilton paramedics and University flight crew, then transported by UC Air Care to University of Cincinnati Hospital.” Mercer said.

A witness to the crash said she saw the plane going sideways before crashing.

“I seen the plane going sideways and I told my son, I said ‘he’s getting ready to hit’ and about that time it hit and when it did pieces started flying off and you see a little bit of black dust. Well I come on up, right up this way, and I call 911 and I looked to see if I could see anybody and I couldn’t see nobody.” the witness said.

She said she was scared for the man inside the plane.

“It’s scary cause I didn’t know. I didn’t know if they was laying in there dead, how many was in there, and I couldn’t get through the fencing to go check on them.” she said.

Mercer said the man had to be cut out of the plane using extrication tools. Crews cut away pieces of the plane so the pilot could be removed without any further injuries.

Officials are unsure of what type of plane it was but said it was a single engine, small plane with one occupant.

Mercer said flight staff saw the plan turning back toward the runway and as far as he knows there was no flight plan filed.

The airport has seen very few crashes and very few engines, Mercer said. He said the Butler County Regional Airport has a great safety record.

There's no word on the extent of the man's injuries or his identity.

Copyright 2018 WXIX. All rights reserved.

  • FOX19 HeadlinesMore>>

  • Investigators: Russian military missile downed Flight MH17

    Investigators: Russian military missile downed Flight MH17

    Thursday, May 24 2018 5:32 AM EDT2018-05-24 09:32:04 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 6:23 AM EDT2018-05-24 10:23:28 GMT
    The passenger jet was headed from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, when it was was blown out of the sky over eastern Ukraine on July 17, 2014. All 298 passengers and crew were killed. (Source: CNN)The passenger jet was headed from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, when it was was blown out of the sky over eastern Ukraine on July 17, 2014. All 298 passengers and crew were killed. (Source: CNN)

    An international team of investigators say that detailed analysis of video images has established that the Buk missile that brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 nearly four years ago came from a Russia-based...

    Full Story >

    An international team of investigators say that detailed analysis of video images has established that the Buk missile that brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 nearly four years ago came from a Russia-based military unit.

    Full Story >
  • North Korea slams Pence as summit with Trump grows shakier

    North Korea slams Pence as summit with Trump grows shakier

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 8:51 PM EDT2018-05-24 00:51:44 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 6:23 AM EDT2018-05-24 10:23:12 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon). Women protesters stage a rally for peace on the Korea peninsular near U.S. Embassy in Seoul, Wednesday, May 23, 2018. U.S. President Donald Trump labored with South Korea's Moon Jae-in Tuesday to keep the highly anticipated U...(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon). Women protesters stage a rally for peace on the Korea peninsular near U.S. Embassy in Seoul, Wednesday, May 23, 2018. U.S. President Donald Trump labored with South Korea's Moon Jae-in Tuesday to keep the highly anticipated U...
    A top North Korean official says recent comments by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence were "stupid" and "ignorant" and again warns the country is willing to pull out of a planned summit with Trump.Full Story >
    A top North Korean official says recent comments by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence were "stupid" and "ignorant" and again warns the country is willing to pull out of a planned summit with Trump.Full Story >
  • What's next? NFL sparks new questions with anthem policy

    What's next? NFL sparks new questions with anthem policy

    Thursday, May 24 2018 2:32 AM EDT2018-05-24 06:32:12 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 6:22 AM EDT2018-05-24 10:22:59 GMT
    (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File). FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 12, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid (35) and quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Los Angeles...(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File). FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 12, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid (35) and quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Los Angeles...

    With its popularity threatened and critics stretching all the way to the White House, the NFL tries to get past the debate over taking a knee during the national anthem but seems to muddle the issue even more.

    Full Story >

    With its popularity threatened and critics stretching all the way to the White House, the NFL tries to get past the debate over taking a knee during the national anthem but seems to muddle the issue even more.

    Full Story >
Powered by Frankly