MOUNT VERNON, Ill. (AP/KMOV) -- Two small planes crashed in southern Illinois Thursday.
Authorities said a plane crashed around 7 p.m. on the south side of Mt. Vernon in a bean field off Industrial Dr.and Fountain Place.
The plane was in trouble and Air Evac followed the plane to where it crashed and was first on the scene. The pilot was flown to a St.Louis hospital.
Earlier Thursday, an experimental plane crashed injuring its Indiana pilot at an airport in the southern Illinois city of Mount Vernon.
The pilot's name wasn't immediately released. Authorities say his plane went down at about 10 a.m. Thursday, and he was initially treated in Mount Vernon before being transferred to a St. Louis hospital.
Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Tony Molinaro says the plane was flying to Mount Vernon from an airport in Greenwood, Ind.
Mount Vernon Outland Airport Manager Chris Collins says the pilot was coming in for a weekend gathering of fellow fliers with Rand Robinson KR experimental aircraft when a gust of wind caused the plane to teeter and flip.
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