Pilot hospitalized after plane crashes in Caldwell County

The Caldwell County Sheriff's Office says an ultralight plane crashed in Lenoir Sunday night.

The crash reportedly happened near Lower Creek Airfield in Lenoir. Caldwell County Emergency Management got the call about the crash on Blue Sky Lane at 5:24 p.m.

Caldwell County officials say the aircraft crashed in the woods just short of the nearby airstrip.

Caldwell County Emergency Services Director Dino Dibernardi said the pilot was removed from the wreckage by firefighters and taken to Caldwell Memorial Hospital. From there the pilot was airlifted to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

The FAA is investigating the crash.