> Small plane crashes at gas station near Spirit Airport; 1 person dead

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Phil_aviation_expert
#1 2017-12-06 23:15:29

Small plane crashes at gas station near Spirit Airport; 1 person dead

CHESTERFIELD, Mo. - Spirit of St. Louis Airport Police and local firefighters responded to a nearby gas station Wednesday afternoon following a report of a plane crash.
The crash occurred just before 3 p.m. at the BP gas station in the 100 block of Long Road Crossing Drive.

An employee at the gas station reported the plane crashed in the business parking lot. An eyewitness said the plane was fully engulfed in flames.

The fire was extinguished and firefighters spread a grey tarp over the front portion of the aircraft. The pilot perished in the crash. Attempts were made to rescue the pilot, but the flames were too strong.

Air traffic controllers temporarily closed Spirt of St. Louis Airport. The airport was reopened by 3:25 p.m. http://flightaware.com/squawks/view/1/2 … erson_dead

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#2 2017-12-07 00:28:34

Re: Small plane crashes at gas station near Spirit Airport; 1 person dead

Pilot error.

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