KNOXVILLE (WATE) - An Anderson County man was injured in a small plane crash in South Knoxville Thursday.
Authorities say it happened along 5500 block of Martin Mill Pike around 6 p.m. Thursday.
The pilot has been identified as Quentin Elkins of Andersonville. Elkins told deputies he had just taken off from Island Home Airport when he suddenly lost power.
Authorities say he suffered various injures including a broken leg. Elkins was transported to UT Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. He was the only one aboard the plane.
The plane is described as a fixed wing single engine 35-C33A Beechcraft.
The crash also damaged some nearby property and knocked some power lines down from one house.
6 News spoke with a man who saw the plane go down and managed to pull Elkins to safety.
"All of a sudden this plane hits the power lines and slams into the ground in front of me," said Gene Clay. "And the gentleman in the white vehicle in front of me stopped, and I stopped because of the wires. He said I'll call 911 and preceded to get the gentleman out of the plane to make sure he was okay."
No one on the ground was injured.
Knoxville police and the Knox County Sheriff's Office are securing the area until National Transportation and Safety Board officers arrive to investigate.
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