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3 hurt in small plane crash near Beloit Airport

Posted at 5:54 AM, Aug 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-13 06:54:41-04

BELOIT, Wis. (AP) -- Authorities say three people were hurt when a small plane crashed into a cornfield after taking off from the Beloit Airport in southern Wisconsin.

Winnebago County, Illinois, Deputy Chief Dominick Barcellona says the crash happened shortly after 8 a.m. Sunday. Barcellona tells WREX the plane apparently had an issue immediately after takeoff.

The three people aboard, including a juvenile, were taken to hospitals. One passenger had to be airlifted from the scene.

Barcellona says all three were conscious and alert after the crash and that the pilot was one of the first people to call 911.

The plane crashed into the middle of a cornfield.

Federal investigators have been notified.