- Associated Press - Monday, August 28, 2017

MURPHYSBORO, Ill. (AP) - A county sheriff’s office says two people were seriously hurt when a small plane crashed into a southern Illinois orchard.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office reports the plane involved in the Monday morning crash near Murphysboro appears to have crashed into a tree.

The Southern Illinoisan reports there was a Southern Illinois Airport tower call about an aircraft in distress. There also were 911 calls from witnesses on the ground. Responders found two male occupants inside the cockpit. The sheriff’s office says both suffered major injuries and were flown to regional hospitals. Their conditions weren’t immediately known.

The sheriff says the cause of the crash isn’t known. No people or property on the ground were hurt or damaged.

Murphysboro is about 90 miles (144.83 kilometers) southeast of St. Louis.

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Information from: Southern Illinoisan, https://www.southernillinoisan.com


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