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.
The aircraft was an experimental Chapman built T-Bird II Tierra. Its owner is listed as Arthur T. Issacson, who most likely piloting the plane and is the one injured.
Type: Golden Circle Air T-Bird II Tierra
C/n / msn: 10119
Fatalities: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities: 0
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location: near Washington County Airport (8WC), Potosi, MO - United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport: Washington County (8WC)
The aircraft, an experimental Chapman built T-Bird II Tierra, sustained substantial damage upon impact with open field terrain shortly after takeoff from Washington County Airport (8WC), Potosi, Missouri.
The pilot sustained serious injuries, according to the Missouri Highway Patrol.
Date Owner Location 02-Oct-2009 ISAACSON ARTHUR T HILLSBORO MO
19-Sep-2009 SALE REPORTED HILLSBORO MO
02-Jun-2006 CHAPMAN ROBERT E NEWPORT NEWS VA