SUMTER COUNTY, Ga. -- A plane crash in Sumter County has sent one person to the hospital with "serious injuries."
Sumter County Fire and Rescue, which said the crash happened in the Hodges Field area of Americus. The FAA says it occurred during takeoff at 11:45 a.m.
Fire officials said a person had become trapped inside the crashed aircraft, and it took about 10 minutes to get them out before they were flown to the closest trauma center.
Fifteen firefighters and the sheriff's office responded to the scene.