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Germantown Pilot Survives Crash in North Mississippi

Yalobusha County authorities say a man from Germantown, Tenn. survived a plane crash Sunday night near Tillatoba.
TILLATOBA, Miss. (AP, abc24.com) - Yalobusha County authorities say a man survived a plane crash Sunday night near Tillatoba.

Sheriff Lance Humphreys tells WTVA-TV that his office received reports of a plane going down about 9 p.m. Sunday.

He says the plane crashed in a heavily wooded area off the roadway. He said a search was conduct but was hampered by weather conditions.

Humphreys says Monday morning another pilot was able to guide rescuers to site about two miles off Interstate 55.

Humphreys identified the pilot as Kenneth Byrd of Germantown, Tenn. Byrd was taken to the Yalobusha County hospital, then airlifted to the Regional Medical Center in Memphis. Byrd was listed in critical condition as of Monday morning.

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Information from: WTVA-TV, http://www.wtva.com

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