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Pilot rescued after small plane crashes in Polk

Posted: 1:34 PM, Jul 11, 2016
Updated: 2016-07-11 17:37:24-04
A pilot was hospitalized Monday after his small plane crashed in Polk County.
 
The twin-engine Cessna went down about 11 a.m. in a field east of Lake Hancock in the Highland City area, according to Polk County Fire Rescue. 
 
 
Another pilot saw the plane crash and took its pilot, identified as James Melton, 52, of Middlesboro, Kentucky, to Bartow Municipal Airport.

No further details have been released about the crash.