PHOTOS: Plane crashes in Butler County
The caller told the 911 dispatcher that he was reaching into the plane’s cockpit to get the man’s vital signs.
“They’re gonna have to extricate him,” the caller said.
Later in the call as Air Care arrives, the pilot seems to be “coming to” as emergency responders tell him repeatedly not to move and loud moans can be heard.
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“He hit pretty hard,” a witness at the scene told a 911 dispatcher, describing the plane crash on the west end of the runway.
“They were off the runway and their engine quit,” said the caller, who was inside one of the airport’s hangars. “He was trying to turn back around.”
That caller described the plane involved in the crash as a monoplane, which is an airplane with one pair of wings.
“I don’t see nothing but the plane broke in half,” another 911 caller said.
That caller said it appeared one of the plane’s wings had snapped off and the other was bent.