Minor injuries reported in plane crash outside Maryville

Posted at 8:30 AM, Jul 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-02 09:30:17-04

A small plane struck power lines and tumbled over while trying to land at a local airport near Maryville Friday night, but only minor injuries were reported.

The Nodaway County sheriff received a call just before 7:30 p.m. Friday night as the plane attempted to land at Rankin Airport, just east of Maryville.

Witnesses said after the aircraft hit the power lines, it spun completely around and tumbled end over end before coming to a rest in a corn field.

When emergency crews arrived, the pilot and his passenger had exited the plane on their own. They were transported to St. Francis Hospital. Both suffered only minor injuries and were treated and released.

The investigation has been temporarily delayed until the power lines are repaired.


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