Pilot in Laurel hospital after crashing his plane onto Smith highway

Pilot in Laurel hospital after crashing his plane onto Smith highway

SMITH COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - The pilot of a single-engine plane was transported to South Central Regional Medical Center in Laurel Saturday night after being injured while making an emergency landing during a storm in Smith County.

Authorities said his Cessna aircraft flipped after crash-landing on Highway 28 near Mize.

Officials said the pilot had minor injuries and they said he was flying from Atlanta to Houston when he got caught in the storm.