Two dead after plane crash in Hanna City

Two people were confirmed dead after a plane crash in Peoria County Saturday afternoon.
Two people were confirmed dead after a plane crash in Peoria County Saturday afternoon.(WEEK)
Published: Aug. 13, 2022 at 2:31 PM CDT
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HANNA CITY (25 News Now) - Two people are dead after a small plane crashed while trying to land in a small Peoria County town.

According to Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood, a call came in around 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Witnesses say the plane was having trouble while airborne, and tried to land between 2nd Street and Main Street. While attempting to land, it hit several buildings on the way down, crashing between Main and Second Streets in Hanna City.

Other witnesses say they could hear a sputtering sound above a nearby gas station.

Harwood says a female, whose age is unknown as this time, was pronounced dead on impact. A second passenger, a male whose age is also unknown, was extricated by first responders. The male lost his pulse, and despite resuscitative efforts, he was pronounced dead.

It is unknown who was piloting the plane, or what caused the crash. An autopsy for both victims is set for Monday.

This story will be updated.

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