Mississippi pilot hospitalized after his small plane crashes
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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