Engine failure in bad weather. Pilot was seriously injured. The FlightAware data says he took off just before 9, and flew a bit over an hour, covering 169nm before the accident.
TAHLEQUAH — Authorities are investigating a plane crash west of Tahlequah after air traffic control received a distress call from the pilot Tuesday morning.
First responders were able to locate the craft after it had made the emergency landing in a field located roughly between Fourth Street and Choctaw Street area.
Tahlequah Police Chief Nate King said authorities received the call from traffic control at around 10:30 a.m.
The type of aircraft and number of passengers are unknown at this time. However, King confirmed there are “injuries” and that Emergency Medical Services are on the scene.
A witness who was near the scene said it was possible only a pilot was in the crash, but that has not been confirmed. The pilot is reportedly from Arkansas.
Emergency personnel told bystanders the pilot is being lifeflighted to Fayetteville. The destination was apparently altered by the storm.
The investigation will be conducted by Oklahoma Highway Patrol.
Tesina Jackson writes for the Tahlequah Daily Press.
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. –
Emergency crews are on the scene of a plane crash or hard emergency landing near Tahlequah.
Investigators with Oklahoma Highway Patrol say the crash happened in a field south of Mud Valley Road just before 10:30 Tuesday morning. Troopers say the plane left from the Rush Springs area but say it is unclear what led to the crash.
Troopers say one person was transported after the incident but did not have details on the extent of their injuries.
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This was apparently the same airplane a day or two before the accident. The article seems to have disappeared
Posted By: Brett FerrellTuesday June 27th, 2023 at 9:40 AM