Air Force plane crashes in south Georgia

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Monday, Sept. 26, 2011

BERLIN, Ga. (AP) — The Air Force says an A-10C fighter plane has crashed in south Georgia, and the pilot bailed out.

The Air Force said in a statement that the plane crashed in Cook County, in rural south Georgia, Monday afternoon.

The statement says the pilot was taken by ambulance to Memorial Hospital in Adel for evaluation. He later was taken to the medical facility at Moody Air Force Base.

The plane crashed in a wooded area, and the sheriff's office says there did not appear to be any injuries on the ground.

Moody and Cook County emergency response personnel were sent to secure the crash site.

The Air Force said the plane had no ordnance on board. The pilot's name was withheld pending notification of his family.

(Copyright 2011, The Associated Press)


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