Suwannee Fire Rescue responded to a small aircraft crash

SUWANNEE CO., Fla. (WCJB)-- In Suwannee County, there was a small plane crash on 81st Road near 180th Street.

A local pilot was practicing flight techniques when the plane's engine malfunctioned and he lost control.

"Crews arrived on scene to find a local pilot there's a grass private runway located in that area and the pilot was just practicing some flight techniques and everything in that area and his engine malfunctioned and he lost all control of his engine and then he lost lift," said James Sommers, the Suwannee Fire Rescue Public Safety Director.

First responders say the pilot was the only passenger on board and was not injured from the crash.