Closings: Schools, churches, day-cares and businesses

1 person killed, 1 injured in Southern Illinois plane crash

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

MARION, Ill. (AP) _ One person was killed and another is listed in critical condition after a single-engine plane crased at a Southern Illinois airport.

WSIU-FM reports (http://bit.ly/1Unr8G9 ) two people were on board when the crash occurred around 4:30 p.m. Friday at Williamson County Regional Airport.

Airport Director Doug Kimmel says the plane was attempting to land when it crashed about 500 feet north of the airport’s north-south runway.

Williamson County Chief Deputy Coroner Scott Kinley identified the man who died as 56-year-old John Alleman of Carbondale. Injured was 64-year-old Todd Greiner, who’s listed in critical condition at a St. Louis area hospital.

National Transportation Safety Board Investigator Aaron Sauer says the plane had reportedly been on an instructional flight. It was performing touch-and-go maneuvers when it crashed.