Plane crashes near Craig Motel

Published 10:54 pm Saturday, May 18, 2024

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Updated 11:35 p.m. May 18

A man has been injured after his private plane crashed about two miles south of Selma several hundred yards off U.S. 80.

The crash occurred just southwest of the Craig Motel, which is located about 2-3 miles east of the Edmund Pettus Bridge. Emergency workers had to reach the site of the plane crash by foot to reach the victim because vehicles could not travel on the muddy terrain.

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The pilot appeared to be the only person on the plane. Dallas County Coroner William Alan Dailey responded by text that the person was being transported to the hospital.

The pilot was apparently traveling from near Dallas, Texas, to see relatives in the Selma area. The site of the crash is about 2 miles from Craig Airport. Relatives were on the scene and were reportedly talking with the pilot on his cell phone after the crash.

Emergency workers on the scene responded to a plane crash just southwest of the Craig Motel in an open field. The pilot was injured but was apparently responding via cell phone with family members after the crash. | Brent Maze, The Selma Times-Journal

The condition of the pilot is not immediately available as of this time. While the cause of the crash is still under investigation, it is believed that the pilot was experiencing some kind of engine trouble.

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