It happened shortly before 9 Wednesday morning.
The Boone County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) says the 1964 Piper Twin Comanche went down just after the pilot left runway 36 headed north and ended up just west of the runway on airport property.
Pilot George Atiyeh, 66, of Lyons, Oregon was airlifted to Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri for significant injuries sustained in the crash. Atiyeh was the only person on board the aircraft. Mercy Hospital listed Atiyeh’s condition as serious.
The NTSB (National Transportation and Safety Board) was contacted and the investigation will be turned over to that agency once its crews arrive on the scene.
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