Small Airplane Crashes Near St. Louis County Gas Station

Dec 6, 2017

A small airplane has crashed near a gas station in an area near Spirit of St. Louis Airport near St. Louis, but apparently missed hitting anyone on the ground.

The crash happened around 3 p.m. Wednesday in Chesterfield, Missouri. TV footage showed that the plane crashed on the parking lot of a BP service station and may have clipped a roof over the gas pumps. The station is less than a mile from the airport.

The plane did not appear to hit gas pumps or cars, but footage showed it caught fire. There was no immediate word about injuries or how many people were on the plane.

Spirit of St. Louis Airport serves mostly smaller planes and commuter jets.