One person injured in Pawnee County plane crash

Monday, January 10th 2005, 7:29 pm
By: News On 6

A small plane crash has left one man critically injured. The crash happened just before five o'clock Monday night in Cleveland, in Pawnee County.

The pilot was doing touch-and-go landings. Witnesses say the pilot performed the maneuver several times before he spiraled out of control and crashed into the woods. First responders say the location of the crash site slowed down their work.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper Matt Drummond: "It made it a little more difficult. They had to haul all their equipment in by hand to cut him out of the aircraft, so it took about thirty minutes to cut him out of the airplane."

49-year-old Jeffery Meyers of Tulsa is the pilot. He's listed in serious condition at a Tulsa hospital. No one else was on the plane.

Federal investigators will determine what caused the crash.