Wis. pilot injures head when small plane crashes

79-year-old pilot flying plane he designed himself

Published On: Nov 25 2012 12:13:10 AM CST
EAST TROY, Wis. -

Authorities in southeastern Wisconsin said a pilot whose small plane crashed as he was trying to land has been taken to a hospital with head injuries.

The Walworth County sheriff's office said 79-year-old Ronald G. Scott of East Troy was trying to land his plane Saturday afternoon when he crashed.

Scott was the only person in the aircraft. His condition was not immediately available.

Deputies said the crash occurred on a privately-maintained grass airstrip in the town of East Troy.

Scott was flying an experimental 1969 plane that he designed and built himself.