Ultralight Plane Crashes into Backyard in Ocean Springs

OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (WKRG) — An ultralight plane crashes into a backyard in Ocean Springs, Mississippi on Wednesday morning, though fortunately no one was injured.

Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell says the pilot, James Hitterman, took off from Ocean Springs Airport to test fly the single-seat plane. Hitterman was in the air about 15 minutes when the plane lost power.

The sheriff says Hitterman was unable to make it back to the airport and was forced to make an emergency landing.

The plane crashed into the backyard fence of a home on Marguerite Drive, causing damage to the plane and the fence. The owner of the house heard the loud noise and went outside to find the plane had crashed into the wooden privacy fence on the south side of the property.

Hitterman was uninjured in the crash.

The FAA is investigating.

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