Pilot seriously injured in southern Flagler County plane crash

Pilot was removed from aircraft, airlifted to area hospital

FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. – A pilot was injured in a plane crash Saturday in southern Flagler County, the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office said.

The initial call, transferred from the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office, came in at 4:02 p.m. from a witness who said a single-engine airplane had crashed in an open, but rugged field west of Rodeo Acres Road in southern Flagler County.

Authorities said they believe the crash site is several miles east of State Road 11 and several miles north of State Road 40.

Rescue units were able to remove the pilot from the plane and was airlifted by Volusia County Sheriff’s Air One to a local hospital with serious injuries.

Officials said the pilot was the only person on board.

Flagler County deputies will be coordinating activities at the crash site and are awaiting a response from the National Transported Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration.