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Experimental aircraft crashes in Collierville yard

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Two people were inside a small experimental plane when it crashed Wednesday afternoon in the front yard of a Collierville home.

One person was taken to an area hospital for treatment of non-serious injuries. The second person in the aircraft was not taken to a hospital and is reportedly okay.

The small aircraft made an emergency landing just after 4 p.m. in the 5100 block of Reynolds Road. The location of the crash is not too far away from the Olive Branch, Miss., Metro Airport. The aircraft came to a rest near a pond and foot bridge in the front yard.

The experimental aircraft, registered to a man in Marion, Ark. and built in 1996 according to FAA records, departed from Colonial Air Park, a private airfield in Collierville.

The pilot immediately had a mechanical problem, heard a pop and looked to make an emergency landing in the large front yard. On its descent, the plane's wing clipped a tree on its emergency approach.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation. Collierville Police say the FAA will begin an investigation into the crash on Thursday.


FOX13News reporter Matt Gerien contributed to this report.

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