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Mississippi pilot hospitalized after his small plane crashes

4 months 2 weeks 6 days ago February 05, 2017 Feb 5, 2017 Sunday, February 05 2017 February 05, 2017 2:45 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

VICKSBURG, Miss. - Authorities say a pilot is hospitalized after his small airplane crashed and was found upside-down in water near the Mississippi River.

WJTV reports that Howard Jennings of Utica on Saturday afternoon had flown alone from a private landing strip and headed toward the river. Family members concerned about his whereabouts later notified authorities.

A search began early Sunday morning in Warren County, and Jennings was found near his plane, which was upside-down in the water. Authorities said he appeared to be suffering from hypothermia and dehydration.

Jennings was flown to a hospital in Vicksburg.

The cause of the crash was not yet known.

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