TILLATOBA, Miss. (WTVA) -- Yalobusha County authorities say a man survived a plane crash Sunday night near Tillatoba.
Sheriff Lance Humphreys tells WTVA.com they received reports of a plane sputtering and going down around 9 p.m. Sunday.
He says the plane crashed in a heavily wooded area.
Authorities conducted a search, but weather was a factor in their efforts to look for the plane.
Humphreys says Monday morning a pilot was able to assist them in their search and located the plane about two miles off Interstate 55.
The pilot, Kenneth Byrd of Germantown, Tenn., was taken to the Yalobusha County hospital, then airlifted to The MED in Memphis.
The Cessna 210/T aircraft was on a flight from Louisburg, North Carolina to the Water Valley Municipal Airport.
The National Transportation Safety Board will handle the investigation.