Rochester Police along with Sangamon County Sheriff's Deputies, the Federal Aviation Administration, the National Transportation Safety Board, and other government agencies are investigating a plane crash that took place Tuesday afternoon about 3:10 PM just outside of Rochester between White Timber Road and Garry Road. Mark Hanna, Executive Director of the Springfield Airport Authority has confirmed that the plane has crashed and gave Regional Radio News a few details on it.
Multiple agencies have been helping out with this crash, including Rochester Police and Sangamon County once 9-1-1 received the call since the crash didn’t occur at the airport itself.
Hanna says he does not have any updates on any of the people on the plane but that the plane could hold 6 people.
Stay tuned to Regional Radio News for more updates as this story develops.