Enterprise Pilot Listed Stable After Crash Landing

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

PHENIX CITY, Ala. (AP) - An Enterprise man who piloted a plane that crash landed in Phenix City remains in satisfactory condition Wednesday at Atlanta's Emory Hospital.

Authorities said 66-year-old Robert Phillip Dunn made the emergency landing about 3:30 Tuesday afternoon at the intersection of Riverchase Drive and Airport Road.

Russell County EMA director Chance Corbett said the aircraft slid across a road and came to stop near a line of trees.

Some teenagers playing ball at a nearby field saw the crash and came to Dunns aid. Dunn is a retired Army colonel who served two tours of duty in Vietnam.

Dunn was piloting a twin-engine aircraft registered to Grayton News Transportation.

His son, Burton Dunn, said his father had just dropped a passenger off at an airport in Columbus, Georgia, and was en route to Eufaula when he radioed air traffic controllers that he was having mechanical problems.

Dunn was trying to return to Columbus, Georgia, according to his son. He said his father sustained injuries to his heart in the crash.

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