Pilot of small plane dies after crash near Missouri gas station

LOCAL     Plane crashes in field near Farmington airport     
       A medical helicopter is heading to the scene to transport one person

LOCAL Plane crashes in field near Farmington airport A medical helicopter is heading to the scene to transport one person

"We received a call around 3:40 (p.m.) for a plane crash near the airport", he said. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported the pilot was the only person on the plane and died in the crash. Damage was reportedly done to both a vehicle and a gas pump, but the fire was quickly extinguished.

Debris struck a woman at a gas pump, but she declined medical attention. Rescue workers covered the front of the plane with a tarp, and the Spirit of St. Louis Airport was temporarily closed.

An ultralight aircraft crashed near the Farmington Regional Airport and new solar farm on Wednesday.

Corporal Juston Wheetley with the Missouri State Highway Patrol said the call came in Wednesday afternoon for the emergency. He also confirms there was one person on the plane - the pilot.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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