Airplane Crash at Cape Regional Airport - Oct. 9, 2018
Posted on 10/09/2018
At 10:49 a.m. on Oct. 9, 2018, the Cape Girardeau Fire Department was called to the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport for a reported aircraft that had crashed off of a runway. Upon arrival, the Department found a small, single-engine, two-seater aircraft that was flipped on its top. Airport personnel, along with Cape Aviation personnel and ARCH Medical employees, were on scene. The Fire Department responded with one engine, one airport truck, one rescue engine, and a battalion chief. When the Department arrived on scene, several personnel from the Airport and ARCH Medical already had both occupants out of the aircraft and were administering medical attention. Fire Department personnel assisted in medical attention, and they made sure that all safety precautions on the aircraft were taken and that there was no fuel emergency. The Cape Girardeau Police Department arrived on scene, along with Scott County Sheriffs Department personnel. Cape County Private Ambulance personnel also arrived on the scene. There were two patients. One was transported by North Scott County Ambulance, and one was transported by Cape County Private Ambulance. Fire and Police personnel stayed on scene until the scene was deemed under control and the FAA and NTSB were notified and released all unites. When Fire personnel were released, the scene was turned over to Airport personnel.