One person was flown to the hospital and another was treated at the scene after an ultra light, single-engine plane crashed Thursday evening in Pine Grove Township.
The crash was reported around 7:30 p.m.
Two men were inside the plane touching the ground and lifting off on a private airstrip in the township when the passenger told the Times Observer “something happened” with the aircraft.
The passenger said, “We tried to make it over the tress and we hit a tree. It didn’t climb like it normally does.”
After striking a tree, the ultra light plane crashed into a creek bed, near Big Four Road and the Conewango Creek. The aircraft landed on its side and had to be turned upright to extricate the pilot.
Both men were wearing seatbelt at the time of the crash.
The pilot of the plane was transported to the Russell Volunteer Fire Department and later airlifted to a hospital. The severity of his injuries was not known, though the passenger said he was conscious and talking before being taken away.
Responding agencies include Russell firefighters, EmergyCare, Warren County Public Safety and the Pennsylvania State Police. The Federal Aviation Administration has been notified.