Pilot hurt in single-engine plane crash, Flagler County deputies say

Pilot suffers serious injuries in crash, deputies say

FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. – A pilot is being hospitalized after a crash Saturday afternoon involving a single-engine plane, the Flagler County Sheriff's Office said.

Crews arrived at the scene of the crash west of Rodeo Acres Road in southern Flagler County.

Deputies said a caller advised that a plane had crashed in an open, but rugged field. Units believed it is several miles east of State Road 11 and several miles north of State Road 40.

The pilot was removed from the plane by rescue units. Deputies said he was being airlifted by Volusia County Sheriff's Air One to a hospital to receive treatment for the serious injuries he suffered in the crash. The pilot was alone in the single-engine plane.

The Sheriff's Office said it will be coordinating activities at the scene and will be awaiting a response from the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration.

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