Effingham, Ill. (Centralia) – Earlier today Illinois State Police Released a statement regarding a plane crash in Centralia that they responded to at approximately 11:30 a.m.
According to WJMD.com, “Centralia Police Chief Brian Atchison says the only person in the plane was the pilot.”
”The man’s name has not been released.”
WJMD added that according to the Centralia Fire Department, the pilot was transported to SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital before being airlifted to St. Louis Hospital.
The Centralia Municipal Airport has been closed pending investigation.
The Federal Aviation Administration was contacted for further comment, however there was not an immediate response.
We will continue to update this story as it develops.