An aircraft crashed in Ohio early Sunday morning.

The incident occurred around 8:50am one fourth of a mile east of Kinstler Road in the construction area of the new Portsmouth Byapss project.

The Portsmouth Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol responded to an aircraft crash on Sunday September 4, 2016 at approximately 08:50 A.M. 

Upon arrival it was discovered that the aircraft was a gasoline powered parachute that had failed to maintain altitude, struck a rock pile and then struck the back of a large piece of construction equipment.

The operator of the aircraft, Brett M. Lloyd, age 58 of Mt. Sterling, Ohio, was transported from the scene by ambulance to Southern Ohio Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

The incident is still under investigation.

We’ll provide more information on this story as soon as we receive it.