VIDEO: One Injured in Plane Crash in St. Louis

Published 06/26 2014 05:53AM

Updated 06/26 2014 07:46AM

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) - One person was taken to a hospital after a plane crashed and caught fire, closing Route 364 near the Veterans Bridge in west St. Louis County early Thursday morning.

Authorities tell CBS affiliate KMOV a single aircraft crashed near Creve Coeur Airport.

The crash occurred near the eastbound lanes shortly before 5 a.m. Firefighters extinguished a fire at the scene.

Authorities closed both directions of the highway, then reopened the westbound lanes. As of 6:30 a.m., all but one eastbound lane are reopened, Maryland Heights police said.

Fire officials said the pilot contacted them by cell phone after the crash. He was taken to a hospital. Officials believe the pilot, who was alone in the plane, was making an approach for a landing when the crash occurred.

The airport is just east of Highway 364, also known as the Page Avenue extension.

(story by KMOV, St. Louis)

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