Plane Crashes Near Aurora

    Photo courtesy Aurora Rural Fire Protection District

    The Aurora Police Department has confirmed a plane went down near the Aurora Airport around 10:45 Thursday morning.

    The pilot was the only person on board the plane, according to the Aurora Rural Fire Protection District’s Facebook page.

    The Aurora Fire Department says he was life-flighted to Mercy Hospital in Springfield for treatment.

    An employee at the airport says that two ambulances, a fire truck, and several police vehicles were at the scene about half a mile south of the airstrip.

    The Aurora Rural Fire Protection District says the plane hit power lines as it fell and crews from the electric company are working to repair the lines.

    According to the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office, the plane was owned by Kingsley’s, a company in Miller that specializes in crop dusting planes.

    The plane’s owner said the pilot suffered a broken wrist, nose, and ribs but is expected to recover. 

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