Plane flips, injures two at Cape Girardeau Regional Airport

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Emergency personnel respond to the scene of an overturned airplane Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport. According to a media release from the City of Cape Girardeau, the aircraft was carrying two passengers when it flipped at 11 a.m. and both passengers are being transported to local hospitals for treatment of serious injuries.
Ben Matthews ~ Southeast Missourian

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. — Two people were hospitalized when a plane flipped Tuesday at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport, authorities said.

The private aircraft carrying two passengers flipped at 11 a.m., according to a statement issued by Cape Girardeau public-information manager Nicolette Brennan. The airport is a city property.

The two passengers sustained serious injuries in the crash and were both transported to local hospitals, according to the release.

Cape Girardeau Police Department public-information officer Richard Schmidt confirmed that the two people hospitalized were the only “two souls on board” the plane at the time of the crash.

He said the cause of the crash had not been identified, but authorities are investigating.

No other aircrafts were involved in the crash, and the emergency is not expected to affect other scheduled flights, according to the statement from city officials.

More information is expected as authorities and emergency personnel process the scene.

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