79-year-old pilot hurt after crashing small plane in East Troy

EAST TROY -- A 79-year-old pilot suffered head injuries after crashing his single-engine airplane at an airstrip in East Troy on Saturday, November 24th.

The crash happened just before 3:30 p.m. It occurred on a privately-maintained grass airstrip known as Air Troy Estates. Many residents who reside nearby have planes and hangars adjacent to the runway.

The pilot, identified as Ronald Scott, was attempting to land his plane on the runway when he crashed. He had to be removed from the plane -- which ended upside down. He was taken to a Waukesha Hospital to be treated for his injuries.

Scott was flying an experimental 1969 Scottbuilt (he designed and built this plane) fixed wing XS-1 known as “Old Iron Sides”.

The Walworth County Sheriff’s Office and the FAA are coordinating this investigation.