Airplane crash in Callaway County injures two

1 year 4 months 3 weeks ago Saturday, June 24 2017 Jun 24, 2017 Saturday, June 24, 2017 11:43:00 AM CDT June 24, 2017 in News
By: Edward Redler, KOMU 8 Digital Producer and Jacob Cavaiani, KOMU 8 Reporter
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CALLAWAY COUNTY - Callaway County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to an initial 911 call Saturday morning reporting an airplane flying low and then crashing into the woods

Deputies arrived at the crash near the 6000 block of State Road O east of Fulton just before 10:00 a.m. 

Five passengers were onboard the airplane at the time of the crash.  Two of the five passengers had received minor injuries.  The others were not injured.

Deputies say the airplane was enroute to the Elton Hensley Memorial Airport in Fulton when the plane experienced a mechanical failure. The airplane crashed into the woods. 

Callaway County Sheriff’s Office deputies and investigators remain on-scene and the investigation is ongoing at this time. The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board have been contacted for standard procedure, though it was unclear Saturday afternoon when the agencies' investigation would be conducted.

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