The Palmyra Public Safety Department and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department responded to the scene of a plane crash in the Village of Palmyra. The incident is still under investigation. (Submitted photo)

Officials from the Palmyra Public Safety Department and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department were called to the scene of a plane crash this past weekend near the Palmyra Airport.

According to a press release issued by Public Safety Director James Small on Sunday night, the plane crashed in a wooded area in the village just east of the airport that afternoon. Calls started going in to the Sheriff’s Office around 2:45 p.m.

The plane had two occupants at the time of the crash, one of whom was trapped in the plane and needed “extensive extrication using hydraulic cutting tools, Small wrote in the release.

Both occupants were transported by ambulance to the Aurora Medical Center Level II Trauma Center in Summit.

The incident remains under investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration and the Public Safety Department.

The names of the occupants were not released.

More information, as it becomes available, will be in The Enterprise of Palmyra and Eagle.

 
 

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