Ultra light plane crashes in front yard near Atmore

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A pilot has been injured after crashing an ultra light plane into someone’s front yard in the Robinsonville community outside of Atmore.

The crash happened Friday afternoon in front of a home on Howard Paige Lane.

The plane hit a tree and a power line after the engine failed, according to Chief Deputy Mike Lambert of the Escambia County (AL) Sheriff’s Office.

Chief Deputy Lambert says the pilot, identified as Matthew Scott Nelson, suffered a leg injury. He was taken to Atmore Community Hospital and then flown to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, where he is now recovering.

The plane had a camera attached to it, and the video has been turned over to the FAA and NTSB to investigate the crash.

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