A Crossett man crashed his plane on the Jack Stell Field Airport runway Monday.

The incident happened at approximately 9 a.m. when the plane, Tail No. N8448S, registered to Jerry Osment of Crossett, apparently left the runway and skidded upside in the grassy area nearby after the pilot reportedly had issues during take off.

A family member said Osment was not badly injured in the impact.

First responders with the Crossett and Unity Frost Prairie fire departments, the Crossett police and Ashley County Sheriff’s Department, and ProMed Ambulance all responded at the airport following the crash.

Federal Aviation Administration officials were notified of the crash shortly after it happened, officials said at the scene.

Crossett Police Chief J.W. Cruce said that the National Transportation Safety Board will ultimately be responsible for investigating the incident.

No other information was available at press time.

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