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JACKSON COUNTY, WV - UPDATE:

MILLWOOD, W.Va. (AP) - Police say a pilot suffered nonlife threatening injuries when an experimental aircraft crashed in Jackson County.

Jackson County Sheriff Tony Boggs says Charles Hicks of Waverly was flying a Harmening High Flyer Powered Parachute when a portion of the parachute malfunctioned.

Boggs says the aircraft couldn't remain aloft and descended rapidly to the ground.

The crash occurred Sunday night at the Jackson County Airport in Millwood.

Hicks was taken to a Parkersburg hospital.

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ORIGINAL:

A type of experimental plane has crashed in Jackson County, WV.

The crash happened at the Jackson County Airport in Millwood around 9 p.m. One person has been removed from the plane with a leg injury. He is being transported to a hospital in Parkersburg, WV for treatment. 

Officials have not released where the plane was coming from or who was flying it.