A Tallmadge man was slightly injured when his ultra-light plane crashed into a group of trees about 6:10 p.m. Tuesday in Randolph.
Wade C. Kerr was taken to Akron City Hospital by Randolph Fire Department squad, according to the Ohio Highway Patrol.
The plane crashed on property in the 1000 block of Hartville Road, south of Eberly Road.
Fire Chief Mike Lang Jr. said the ultralight was stuck about 15 to 20 feet up in trees when rescuers responded. The Rootstown Fire Department was called with its ladder truck to reach the plane and secure it to the trees so the pilot could be safely removed.
Lang said it was the first incident to use Rootstown's ladder truck in Randolph. "It worked flawlessly," Lang said.
He said when Rootstown bought the truck "we entered into a handshake agreement with them to train with it so Randolph could share and use the ladder and not have to buy our own." The arrangement provides Rootstown with additional firefighters trained to use the truck when needed, and not drain Randolph of money or Rootstown of firefighters on station, Lang said.