- Associated Press - Saturday, June 27, 2015

CAMERON, Mo. (AP) - Authorities say a biplane has crashed during an air show in northwest Missouri. Police said the only injury was to the pilot. No details on that were immediately available.

The St. Joseph News-Press reports (https://bit.ly/1FHPRJl ) Cameron Police Chief Rick Bashor said the accident occurred about 1:50 p.m. Saturday during a performance at the Cameron Airshow. Bashor said spectators weren’t in danger since the pilot was in the performance area.

Bashor said the pilot was taken to Cameron Regional Medical Center. He didn’t give details.

Authorities were working to determine the accident’s cause.

National Transportation Safety Board spokesman Keith Holloway says reports indicate the plane may have hit trees near the airport. Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Elizabeth Cory said an investigation has begun into the crash of the Pitts biplane.


Information from: St. Joseph News-Press/St. Joe, Missouri, https://www.newspressnow.com



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