Deputies respond to plane crash South of Coweta, pilot flown to area hospital
On 05-09-2020 Wagoner County E-911 Dispatch received information of a Plane crash South of Coweta in the area of East 205th and State Highway 72. Wagoner County Deputies Lt. E Crockett, E Patrick, B Sieg, D Clark, and Sgt. J Halfacre responded to investigate. Wagoner County Deputies were dispatched at 0825 hours and a deputy was on scene in minutes coordinating with Wagoner County Emergency Management and area first responders.
As additional first responders arrived, Deputy Sieg, Crockett, Patrick, and Clark all proceeded to the scene of the plane crash to assist the victim. Yocum Trucking allowed first responders to company golf carts and 4-wheelers to gain access to the crash site. Responders had to traverse muddy fields and heavy foliage to access the airplane crash site. Deputy Sieg relayed GPS coordinates continuously to Wagoner County E-911 Dispatch to direct first responders. Airevac 83 responded to the scene to transport the victim due to his significant injuries. Wagoner County Emergency Management responded with ATV vehicles to allow access to the crash site.
The pilot sustained injuries in the crash and was transported by Airevac 83 to a local area hospital for treatment. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is investigating the crash in conjunction with the Federal Aviation Administration. The plane had taken off from the Haskell Airport before having unknown issues and crashing into a rural area of Wagoner County.
The Wagoner County Sheriff's Office would like to thank Heath Underwood and his Wagoner County Emergency Management team, Stone Bluff Fire Department, Coweta Fire Department, Muskogee County EMS, Haskell Fire Department, Haskell Police Department, Airevac 83 (Muskogee), Yocum Trucking, and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol for their assistance.