Carmi Plane Crashes in Louisiana
UPDATED 3:05 p.m. TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 2014
WSIL -- Greg Brown, manager of Carmi Municipal Airport, says the plane that crashed Tuesday in Monroe did not originate in Carmi.
According to Brown, the Beechcraft Bonanza plane had been in Monroe undergoing repairs.
Brown, also with Southern Illinois Custom Aerial and Brown's Fertilizer and Chemical, says the plane left Monroe Regional Airport Tuesday morning and was attempting to return when the engine failed.
The pilot and sole occupant, Michael Ray Martin of WFO Flying Services, LLC, was airlifted to LSU Medical Center for treatment.
MONROE, LA -- A plane that originated from the Carmi Municipal Airport in White County has crashed in Monroe, Louisiana.
Television station KNOE reports the plane crashed in a McDonald's parking lot Tuesday morning. According to KNOE, the pilot, a Monroe resident working for Brown's Feed and Chemical of Carmi, was injured and airlifted from the scene.
The Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office says the pilot was taken to LSU Medical Center in Shreveport, but information on his condition is not available.
FAA records list the plane's registered owner as WFO Flying Service in Carmi.
The sheriff's office says the NTSB has been notified and will be investigating the crash.
Courtesy: Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office
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