SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Two people were hospitalized with reported minor injuries and two others walked away completely unscathed from a plane crash near Evangel University Friday afternoon. The City of Springfield issued a news release stating fire and police departments responded to the crash in a vacant lot between two houses on the south side of Pythian Street.
TV station KY3 reports the plane is owned by Integrity Home Care of Springfield and, according to its sources, was piloted by a vice president named Bill Perkin, and was carrying two company owners, Greg Horton and Paul Reinert, and hospice director Amy Ford. The TV station reports they were flying back from visiting a Kansas City office.
BREAKING NEWS: Small plane crashes near Evangel University. No word on injuries. Details to follow. pic.twitter.com/U6DWHaPAZV
— KY3 News (@kytv) December 13, 2014
Website Flight Aware shows the plane's flight plan was between Lee's Summit Municipal Airport and Downtown Airport in Springfield. The website said the plane went down at 5:29 p.m. The plane was flown from Springfield to Lee's Summit on Thursday.
The cause of the crash is unknown and who was hospitalized hasn't been specified. The city doesn't expect investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration or National Transportation Safety Board to arrive until Saturday. Witnesses told KY3 the impact of the plane landing on its belly shook homes and the TV station reports the plane clipped some trees during descent.