Plane crashes in north Mississippi

By The Associated Press

TILLATOBA — Yalobusha County authorities say a man survived a plane crash Sunday night near Tillatoba.

Sheriff Lance Humphreys tells WTVA-TV that his office received reports of a plane going down about 9 p.m. Sunday.

He says the plane crashed in a heavily wooded area off the roadway. He said a search was conduct but was hampered by weather conditions.

Humphreys says Monday morning another pilot was able to guide rescuers to site about two miles off Interstate 55.

Humphreys identified the pilot as Kenneth Byrd of Germantown, Tenn. Byrd was taken to the Yalobusha County hospital, then airlifted to the Regional Medical Center in Memphis. His condition was not known.