Small plane crashes at Southern Illinois Airport
JACKSON COUNTY, IL – UPDATE: 5:00 PM – Southern Illinois Airport manager says a 1940s airplane has crashed upside down on the tarmac. Two pilots were on the plane and did not suffer major injuries.
A crane is on the tarmac trying to flip the plane back over. A pilot at the scene says the wind or a mechanical issue could have been the reason for the crash. The cause is unknown at this time.
UPDATE: 3:18 PM – Jackson County Emergency Management say an airplane is upside down at the airport. No injuries have been reported.
A Facebook post from Southern Illinois Fire Incidents says a plane has crashed at the Southern Illinois Airport. Murphysboro Fire Department confirms there has been an “incident” at the airport and that crews have responded to the scene. They will not release any more details at this time.
The Southern Illinois Fire Incidents Facebook page says “Multiple agencies are responding to the incident and local hospitals placed on trauma standby” and that “ARCH helicopter crew stationed at airport en route to assist”.