Fiancée: Michigan plane crash pilot stable after surgeries

Associated Press

Bay City – The fiancée of an Arkansas man seriously injured in a mid-Michigan plane crash says he’s is in stable condition after multiple surgeries.

Taylor Easley says 27-year-old Patrick Jimenez of Russellville, Arkansas, is sedated but in stable condition at Michigan Medicine in Ann Arbor.

She tells that Jimenez suffered a collapsed lung, broken bones in his left leg, a ruptured right eye, a broken left arm and multiple facial fractures.

She says he was getting ready to land Saturday evening at James Clements Airport in Bay City after flying a banner when winds picked up.

Deputy Bay City Public Safety Director Edward Bromberg says the airport has reopened after being temporarily closed. Investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board have arrived to investigate the incident.