One injured after small plane crash in Taney County

Courtesy: Central Taney County Fire Protection District
Courtesy: Central Taney County Fire Protection District(KY3)
Published: Jun. 23, 2023 at 2:33 PM CDT
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TANEY COUNTY, Mo. (KY3) - One person suffered minor injuries after a plane crash in Taney County Friday morning.

According to the Central Taney County Fire Protection District, crews responded to private property around 10:15 a.m. and found an Ultralight Experimental Aircraft in a field with two people walking around it.

The Taney County Sheriff’s Office says the plane crashed due to engine failure, and the pilot of the plane was treated for minor injuries, a passenger was not injured.

“They were able to get out of the vehicle, the aircraft, but one was transported, just just to get it checked out because of the minor injuries,” said Chief of Cedar Creek Fire Department Maurice Anna. “But everything seemed to be okay.”

Chief Anna says that their top priority was making sure everyone there was safe.

“We want to make sure we’re secure and in a safe spot, and we want to make sure the individuals that are in the aircraft are safe, and that we can you know, they’re not in any danger or harm at that time,” said Chief Anna.

Crews from the Cedar Creek, and Central Taney County fire departments pulled the pilot and passenger from the wreckage. Chief Anna says in these situations it’s all about team work.

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