By FOX 13 News Staff

YELM, Wash. – A pilot was hurt Thursday morning after a small plane crash in Yelm, deputies said. 

The crash happened near Aero Lane Southeast, which is next to the Western Airpark Airport.

Thurston County deputies said the pilot is an 83-year-old man who walked away with minor injuries. 

The pilot also has 50 years of flying experience and this ws his first crash.