The single engine plane went down about 1 p.m. in a remote area along the river near the end of Oil Plant Road in Jay, according to Sgt. Rich Aloy.
The pilot was airlifted to a local hospital as a trauma alert. Due to the remote area of the crash, the pilot was airlifted by a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter.
The pilot was the only person aboard the aircraft.
The Jay, Allentown and Berrydale fire departments were among those that responded to the crash scene.