JAY, Fla. (WKRG) — An airplane has crashed on a sandy embankment near the Escambia River Tuesday afternoon.

The Santa Rosa County Sherrif’s Office says the aircraft crashed about two miles from Terrell Landing around 1:00 p.m. The plane is a Cessna 172 single-engine aircraft. It has four seats, but only a pilot was on board. The National Transportation and Safety Board will investigate.

The Coast Guard was able to transport the pilot in his twenties to the hospital via helicopter. His condition has not been released, but the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office says he has been trauma alerted.

Courtesy Jay Volunteer Fire Department

Jay, Allentown and Munson Fire Departments, Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office, the Coast Guard, and an ambulance responded to the scene.