Plane crash at Bay City airport

The investigation continues after a plane went down, and the pilot was taken to the hospital.

The Bay City Public Safety Department was called to James Clements Airport on Saturday, July 6th at 8:38 p.m. for reports of a plane that went down.

When officers arrived they found a small, single-engine aircraft with heavy damage and leaking fuel.

The pilot, a 27-year-old Arkansas man, was conscious, but had possible life-threatening injuries.

He was extracted from the plane using the Jaws of Life and taken via helicopter to Covenant Hospital.

The airport will be temporarily closed until investigators from the FAA and NTSB arrive.

The pilot’s name has not yet been released.

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