Pilot walks away from fiery plane crash near Nome

Pilot walks away from fiery plane crash near Nome

First responders are at the scene of crop duster plane crash in a field south of Nome.


According to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, the pilot said that the plane caught on fire in the air and he crash landed in a non-populated area.

A sheriff's office spokesperson said the pilot is fine. He was walking around when first responders arrived. He is being taken to the hospital as a precaution.

“Luckily, the experience of the pilot he was able to land in the field without striking any structures, the only injury he sustained was smoke inhalation, no physical injuries he complained of,” says Deputy Robert Bailey with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s office.

"[The pilot] jumped out the side of the door from the plane," says Raymond Anderson, land owner.

The name of the pilot will not be released until he can notify his family.

The pilot was taken to the Medical Center of Southeast Texas in Port Arthur to treat his smoke inhalation 

The NTSB and FAA have an open investigation, a forensic study will be made to see what caused the mechanical problem on the airplane.

 

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