CARBONDALE – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is currently investigating a plane crash that took place Saturday night in the 2600 block of New Era Road in Carbondale.
According to Carbondale Police, officers responded to the scene at 6:10 p.m regarding a small single engine plane that had crashed. The pilot was preparing for a final landing approach at the Southern Illinois Regional Airport when the plane struck power lines causing the aircraft operation to fail and descend to the ground. The pilot was the only person on board and was driven to the Memorial Hospital of Carbondale to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
The Carbondale Fire Department, Carbondale Police Department, Jackson County Ambulance Service, Jackson County Sheriff’s Department and Southern Illinois Airport Police Department all responded to the scene.
The FAA is the lead investigating agency and will conduct a full investigation into the incident.
Anyone with information about this incident should contact Carbondale Police at 618-549-2121.