by Marion Kirkpatrick

COLUMBIA, Tenn. (WSMV) — Police are investigating a private, single-engine plane crash in Mount Pleasant on Saturday afternoon.

Officials with the Maury Co. Office of Emergency Management, said the plane went down in an open field behind Mount Pleasant Middle School on Gray Lane just after 4:30 p.m.

The pilot was transported to a Maury Regional EMS with injuries.

Maury Co. has now turned over the investigation to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

According to the FAA, the plane is a fixed wing, single-engine craft registered to James R. Bickmore of Spring Hill, Tenn.

It is unclear if Bickmore was flying the plane when it crashed.