WASHINGTON (WTVA) -- A preliminary report shows a pilot was returning to his home after purchasing an airplane when it crashed in Alcorn County.
A preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board says Ronald Noland, 63, and his wife Cindy were on board the aircraft when he attempted to make a landing in a Soybean field near the Pisgah community in the south end of the county.
The plane nosed into the ground and flipped onto the roof after the landing gear became tangled in the crop.
The couple suffered minor injuries in the crash.
The NTSB report says Noland had purchased the plane in Georgia and underwent two hours of training in the aircraft before starting a flight back to his home in Oregon.
The report says Noland was a certified commercial pilot.
The plane was at an altitude of 4,500 feet when the pilot reported a loud noise from the engine compartment, the engine cowling shook violently, and the engine lost power.
The pilot attempted to restart the engine during the descent.
The Cessna 150G single-engine aircraft was built in 1967 according the the report.
A final report will be released following a further examination of the engine and the maintenance records.