Two men were injured during the crash of a single-engine aircraft Friday evening in western Iowa.
The crash was reported just after 8:30 p.m, about six miles northwest of Griswold. Pottawattamie County Sheriff Jeff Danker says the plane was taking-off from a private grass runway following an aircraft fly-in type event.
The plane was owned and flown by a 75-year old man from Atlantic. The pilot, and his 59-year old male passenger, also from the Atlantic area, where taking off when the engine stalled. The plane came down in a soybean field and flopped onto its top.
Danker says the pilot suffered a possible broken femur, and while a report on the passenger’s condition was not immediately available, his injuries were likely not serious according to the sheriff.
Both men were transported by ambulance to a hospital in Atlantic. Their names will not be released until Monday. Danker said the NTSB and FAA will be out on Monday to investigate the crash and crash site.
Reporting by Ric Hanson, KJAN, Atlantic