79-year-old pilot injured in small plane crash in Racine County

YORKVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say a 79-year-old man was injured after a small plane he was piloting crashed prior to takeoff at the Sylvania Airport in Racine County.

The Racine County sheriff’s office says the pilot was the sole occupant of the plane, which struck a fuel tanker truck prior to liftoff Tuesday and spun around before colliding head-on into the vehicle.

The plane was leaking fuel, but there were no flames or smoke.

The pilot was conscious and breathing.

He was treated at the scene and taken to Froedtert Hospital via helicopter. His condition is not known.