Cole County plane crash hospitalizes two with life-threatening injuries

3 years 4 hours 49 minutes ago Sunday, June 19 2016 Jun 19, 2016 Sunday, June 19, 2016 8:50:00 PM CDT June 19, 2016 in News
By: Emil Lippe, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLE COUNTY - A plane crash at 2:30 p.m. left two hospitalized with lifethreatening injuries in Cole County Sunday.

According to Capt. John Wheeler of the Cole County Sheriff's Department, the aircraft went down at 1600 N Teal Bottom. Two people were extracted and first aid was administered.

Two helicopters airlifted both of the victims to University Hospital.

The aircraft had two seats and a single engine.

Fire units, first responders and EMS were also on the scene.  The Cole County Sheriff will hold the scene until the FAA comes out tomorrow morning.

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