A Texas man is in an Iowa City hospital, recovering from a mid-morning plane crash in southeast Iowa.
A witness called authorities to report seeing a plane crash in a corn field near Salem, Iowa. State troopers found the small, single engine plane in the field and pulled the pilot from the wreckage.
According to a statement from the Iowa Department of Public Safety, the pilot took off from Oshkosh, Wisconsin, but started having engine trouble. He was aiming for the Mount Pleasant Airport, but didn’t make it and had to crash-land in the corn field.
The pilot, Gary Kirby from McKinney, Texas, has “non-life threatening injuries” according to the Iowa State Patrol.