NEWPORT, Ohio (WTAP) - A Newport man is hospitalized after crashing an aircraft Saturday morning.
Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks says a call came in that an aircraft had crashed into the guardrail on State Route 7 north of Newport.
Mincks says his office responded along with the Newport Volunteer Fire Department and the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
Mincks says Roger Murphy was piloting the aircraft at the time of the accident.
After taking off, Murphy had to take the aircraft down when it started having problems.
The aircraft is not believed to be very far off the ground at the time.
Murphy was taken to Marietta Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Murphy's brother says he is lucky to be alive.
The Highway Patrol is investigating the accident, and the Federal Aviation Administration has been notified.