Pilot improving after single-engine plane crashes off taxiway at Rosecrans

Nov. 22—The condition of the pilot who crashed off Rosecrans Memorial Airport's taxiway Sunday while taking off is improving, according to the airport's manager on Monday evening.

An ambulance took the man, who was the only person in the plane, to the hospital after the crash, where he was still at Monday night. The state of his injury has not yet been disclosed.

A Rosecrans public information officer confirmed to News-Press NOW the plane went off the taxiway around 12:15 p.m. on Sunday. Air traffic control was unable to communicate with the man right before the crash. The plane did not make it into the air.

Rosecrans Memorial Airport general manager Julius Rice told News-Press NOW the airport was reviewing the tapes on Monday to learn exactly what happened.

Rice anticipates being able to share more once the man is released from the hospital.

This is a developing story and News-Press NOW will continue to bring updates as details become available.