Small Plane Crashes While Trying to Land At Mt. Airy Airport

Small Plane Crashes After Takeoff At Mt. Airy Airport

MOUNT AIRY, N.C. - A small experimental aircraft crashed at Mt. Airy Airport Sunday afternoon, according to the Surry County EMS director. 

John Shelton, Director of Surry County EMS, says the small helicopter crashed while the pilot attempted to land. He crashed about 30 yards off of the runway.

According to an airport employee who witnessed the crash, the pilot climbed out of the plane. Shelton says he was taken to the hospital for evaluation. 

The FAA is currently investigating the crash. 

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