A plane has crashed at the Ohio County Airport in Hartford.

The Hartford Fire Department, Ohio County Sheriff’s Office, Ohio Co. Emergency Management, and Ohio Co. EMS responded to the crash at approximately 2:30 Friday afternoon.

According to a person familiar with the crash, a single-engine biplane had just taken on fuel and lifted off when the pilot began circling back to the airport. The plane then came nearly straight down about 100 yards short of the north runway in a grassy area.

The pilot, according to a witness, was in “bad shape,” and was airlifted to University of Louisville Hospital from the crash site. The pilot, a male, is not from Kentucky.

The Ohio County Airport is at 2260 Country Club Lane, about two miles east of Hartford.