Pilot suffers minor injuries in ultralight crash near Stilesville
STILESVILLE -- A Hendricks County man reportedly sustained minor injuries Tuesday evening after his ultralight aircraft crashed near the Hendricks-Putnam county line.
The incident occurred just before 7 p.m. in the 7900 block of Masten Road, north of U.S. 40, near Stilesville.
The aircraft reportedly crashed after clipping a tree in the yard of a nearby home.
The pilot, whose name was not released, was the only person on board the aircraft, officials said. He suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was treated at the hospital.
Jerry Johnson of the Mill Creek/Coatesville Fire Department called the pilot "very lucky."
"Any time you come from the sky," Johnson told WTHR, Channel 13, Indianapolis, "I would think it would be a good day when you're able to be taken away and you're talking and conscious and alert."