According to Sheriff Lance Humphreys, Doctor Kenneth Byrd crashed his Cessna 2-10 around 9:30 Sunday (8/2) night just north of Tillatoba. It took rescuers eleven hours to pinpoint Byrd’s location off County Road 237. Byrd, who’s an OBGYN in Cordova, was air-lifted to the Regional Medical Center in Memphis for treatment.
Humphreys says the plane may have run out of gas, as witnesses heard it sputtering and the tank appeared empty when they found the plane.
Byrd was flying from North Carolina to Memphis.
The federal aviation authority is investigating.