BURKE COUNTY, N.C. — Emergency crews in Burke County told Channel 9 they responded to an ultralight plane crash Saturday evening.
Officials were called to Foothills Regional Airport in Morganton just before 5:30 p.m. where the plane apparently crashed just off the runway.
Just got this pic of the scene. Looks like ultralight crashed just off the runway. One person has been transported pic.twitter.com/g6zMKofNQ8— Dave Faherty (@FahertyWSOC9) July 23, 2016
Witnesses said the plane stalled shortly after takeoff, before crashing.
The ultralight was heavily damaged and state troopers said the pilot, 20-year-old Jamie Lee Harris, of Newland, was the only person on board. He was transported to the hospital with injuries to his arm and leg.
Troopers said Harris was wearing a helmet during the flight, and that he had put the ultralight together Saturday afternoon at the airport.
Just got this video of the wreckage. The ultralight was heavily damaged. Not sure on extent of injuries. pic.twitter.com/ebxsSfmd4W— Dave Faherty (@FahertyWSOC9) July 23, 2016
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