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Pilot suffers several injuries after making emergency landing in Shelby County

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SHELBY COUNTY, Ky. (WDRB) -- Officials say a pilot has suffered several injuries after making an emergency landing at a small air strip in Shelby County.

News crews were kept far back from the scene on Grubbs Lane, near Miles Field in Waddy.

Waddy Volunteer Fire Department Assistant Chief James Riddle said the pilot of the small plane was able to call 911.

The pilot has not been identified but told crews he had been to Frankfort and back on Sunday, and was logging some miles in the plane.

When crews arrived they say he was confused, but alert. 

Riddle said the pilot suffered lower extremity injuries and was trapped in the plane. Crews used extrication equipment to free his legs and feet.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation, but Riddle says the pilot told him he thought something was wrong with the engine. 

The Federal Aviation Administration is expected to visit the crash site Monday.

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