A fatal single-engine plane crash kills one man and seriously injures another in Southern Illinois on Friday. According to authorities, two people were on board a single-engine plane when it crashed at Williamson County Regional Airport at approximately 4:30 p.m. The Airport Director says the plane crashed close to 500 feet north of the airport’s north-south runway as it was attempting to land. A 56-year-old Carbondale man was killed during the crash and a 64-year-old man is in critical condition at a St. Louis hospital. According to a National Transportation Safety Board Investigator, the plane crashed during a touch-and-go maneuver while on an instructional flight. It is unclear who was the instructor and who was the student. The crash is still under investigation.
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