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Sumter, SC (WLTX) - Officials report that a plane has crashed in Sumter County.

They say the aircraft crashed a few hundred yards from the Sumter Airport.

Authorities say the 76 year old pilot flew from Colleton County at 1PM Sunday afternoon and was reported missing at 2PM.

The plane was found at approximately 5:15PM.

Sumter County Sheriff Anthony Dennis says he has been taken to Palmetto Richland with critical injuries.

We will bring you more information as it becomes available.

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