A Coal City man was injured Tuesday evening after the plane he was piloting plunged nearly 2,000 feet near Switz City in Greene County.
Robert L Millsaps, 52, of Coal City, was taken to Regional Hospital in Terre Haute for non-life threatening injuries, according to a news release from Indiana State Police Sgt. Curt Durnil.
Police said Millsaps' plane suffered engine failure at about 9 p.m. as he flew some 2,000 feet above rural Greene County.
The engine failure forced Millsaps to perform a "dead-stick" landing County Road 600 West, police said.
Upon touchdown, police said, the aircraft bounced over the road before the 2010 Quad City Challenger crashed into a ditch on the opposite side. The crash severely damaged the plane and injured Millsaps, who police said suffered fractures and possible head injuries.
Indiana State Police Troopers Samuel Wagner and Richard Klun along with the Federal Aviation Administration continue to investigate the crash.
The Greene County Sheriff's Department assisted.