Plane flips, injures two at Cape Girardeau Regional Airport
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.