Single engine plane crashes in Jerseyville, Ill. cornfield

Single engine plane crashes in Jerseyville, Ill. cornfield

Single engine plane crashes in Jerseyville, Ill. cornfield

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on July 25, 2013 at 10:18 AM

Updated Thursday, Jul 25 at 10:26 AM

 (KMOV) -- Police say a small plane crashed in a cornfield in Jerseyville, Illinois Thursday morning. 

Jersey County Police confirm a single engine plane experienced engine issues shortly after taking off at 10:30 a.m.

The pilot reported hearing sputtering then attempted to turn around but ended up landing just west of Highway 67 in a cornfield. 

The experimental plane suffered damage to its landing gear. 

It is unknown if the pilot was injured in the accident. 

News 4 and SkyZoom 4 is headed to the scene.

Stay with KMOV.com as we continue to gather information. 

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