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Man injured in ultralight aircraft crash in Forrest County

A man allegedly pulled a knife on medics in an ambulance.
A man allegedly pulled a knife on medics in an ambulance.(Source: WSAZ/Gray News)
Updated: Feb. 25, 2021 at 7:22 PM CST
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FORREST COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM) - Authorities are investigating after a small plane crashed in Forrest County Thursday evening.

The Forrest County Sheriff’s Office said it received reports of an ultralight aircraft crashing in a field off of JC Burt Road around 4:34 p.m.

The sheriff’s office along with fire and medical personnel responded to the crash site.

A man, the only occupant of the aircraft, was injured and taken to Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

The sheriff’s office is investigating the crash. The Federal Aviation Administration Flight Standards Division Office in Jackson was also notified and will be conducting its own investigation.

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