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ULTRALIGHT PILOT RECOVERING AFTER CRASH NEAR FALL CREEK FALLS

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Authorities with the Van Buren County Emergency Management Agency say the pilot of an ultralight aircraft is recovering after hitting a tree while landing near Fall Creek Falls State Park Tuesday night.

The accident happened at about 8:40 p.m. near Groves Road.

Van Buren EMA says the ultralight aircraft appears to have hit a tree. The 63-year-old pilot was flown by Lifeforce helicopter to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga with unknown injuries.

The Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident.

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