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Two survive Sumpter plane crash

A Wednesday plane crash in Sumter County left two men injured, but alive.

Americus Fire and Emergency Services got the call at 11:26 a.m. about the single-engine plane crash, said Capt. Al Erkhart. Two engines and a tanker were sent to Freeman and Neil Hodges roads, where they saw the plane crashed in a field.

"We had to cut to get (the pilot) out," Erkhart said. "The other one was out of the airplane. He crawled out. They were both talking — conscious. The pilot was a bit more shaken up than the passenger."

Pilot William Hodges and passenger Logan Joiner were taken to the Flint River Hospital and are listed in serious condition, the Sumter County Sheriff's Office said.

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