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Experimental aircraft crashes in Collierville yard

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COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. (FOX13) -

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.

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FOX13News reporter Matt Gerien contributed to this report.

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