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

Lester Mason
December 7, 2017

The plane clipped the canopy of a BP station near the intersection of Long Road and Chesterfield Airport Road, before crashing in the parking lot, police said.

Fire Marshal Roger Herin says the male pilot was the only person on board the plane. The pilot has not been identified. Rescue workers covered the front of the plane with a tarp, and the Spirit of St. Louis Airport was temporarily closed.

A photo moments after a plane crashed in Chesterfield, Missouri on Wednesday.

The crash happened Wednesday afternoon in the St. Louis suburb.

According to Wheetley, witnesses reported seeing the aircraft flying around the area of the airport and appeared as if the pilot lost control, describing the plane as pitching to the side and going straight down into the ground. The FAA said only one person was on the plane.

Spirit of St. Louis Airport serves mostly smaller planes and commuter jets.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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