Local Pilot Injured In Mississippi Plane Crash

September 20, 2012

A local man was seriously injured in small plane crash in Mississippi Wednesday.

Freddie Wayne “Bo” McCall III of Flomaton was the only person aboard the single engine Cessna 172M when it crash landed in a hayfield near Quitman, Miss., just before noon. McCall was transported by ambulance to Wayne General Hospital in Waynesboro, Miss., and later airlifted to University Medical Center in Jackson, Miss., hospital where was listed in stable condition Wednesday night.

McCall suffered facial fractures and major bruising in the crash, his father, Freddie Wayne McCall, Jr., said Wednesday night from the hospital in Waynesboro. He will need reconstructive surgery on his eye socket but suffered no damage to his eye, family members said.

McCall was inspecting pipeline routes from the air at the time of a crash. A local farmer told reporters that he witnessed the crash on his property. He took McCall, who was conscious and alert, to his home about three miles away and called 911.

“He did everything right. It could have been much, much worse,” McCall, Jr. said. “He was not counting on the field being wet; it only took about 20 feet for the plane to stop.”

“It was just divine intervention that the farmer was cutting hay and was able to get him some help,” McCall, Jr. added.

“I want to pass a huge, huge thank you to the man who God had working in the field Bo crashed in. God and that man saved my husband’s life. I hope to meet the man in the field and give him a hug one day,” Bo McCall’s wife Ashley told a Mississippi newspaper late Wednesday night.

The Federal Aviation Administration was expected on the scene by Thursday morning, with a full investigation into the cause of the crash to be conducted by the National Transportation Safety Board. The results of that investigation are not expected for several weeks.

Bo McCall is the grandson of Century Mayor Freddie Wayne McCall. The family operates Brewton Aviation out of the Brewton Airport.

Pictured: A Flomaton man was seriously injured in this crash landing Wednesday in Mississippi. Photos by  Cindy Baxley for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.


11 Responses to “Local Pilot Injured In Mississippi Plane Crash”

  1. Michelle Knowles Dixon on September 20th, 2012 5:43 pm

    All of you are in my thoughts and prayers. Hoping for a speedy recovery for Bo. May you be flying again soon.

  2. little skip on September 20th, 2012 2:00 pm

    my thoughs and best wishes to all in this time of need ,praying for all invoved.

  3. Radar on September 20th, 2012 11:43 am

    Just spoke with Mrs Margie, she said “let everyone know that Bo was doing GOOD and it was going to take some time”. I just thank GOD that he was with Bo and ask him to stay with Him and all of his family.
    Get Well Soon Bo!!!
    You and your Family are in our Prayers…

  4. Wilma and William Royce on September 20th, 2012 11:15 am

    We are praying for you and know the Lord will take care of you. Please get well soon. Will light a candle and say a prayer at church for your family.

  5. Kim Dunsford on September 20th, 2012 10:55 am

    We pray for all of the family. Ashley think positive because I know he will come out of it just fine because God is looking after him and he can do miracles. I know it is hard on all of you, but thank the Lord he was looking after him and the farmer was their to help. I will add him to our prayers at church. We love all of you, Kim and Gary Dunsford

  6. April on September 20th, 2012 8:28 am

    Keeping you and the family in our Prayers.. Get better soon..

  7. Cesar Gonzalez on September 20th, 2012 8:18 am

    We pray for your prompt recovery Bo and for your family; God have everything in control!!

  8. steve on September 20th, 2012 7:34 am

    In our prayers (Bo)praying for a speedy recovery!!!! God is GOOD!we are also praying for the family !!

  9. Willene & Preston Bryan on September 20th, 2012 6:46 am

    Prayer’s going up for “Bo” McCall and family.

  10. Mary Neal Blair on September 20th, 2012 6:44 am

    Isn’t it amazing how God’s timing is always perfect?! HE had everything under control for Bo. Thankful that he will be ok, & we pray for a quick recovery.

  11. SHO-NUFF on September 20th, 2012 12:38 am

    That particular plane will Stall or quit flying about 50MPH. Looks like the landing gear dug into the wet field like a plow causing a sudden stop. Thankfully both the Hay field and Farmer were close by. Could of been a lot worse! Praying the Pilot will make a speedy recovery and return to the sky again soon.

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