Nodaway County Sheriff's Office

(Maryville) -- Nodaway County Sheriff's office responded to a 911 call of a plane crash east of Maryville on Friday evening.

Around 7:20 pm a caller reported that a small plane had struck some power lines while they were trying to land at Rankin Airport just east of Maryville. Witnesses on the ground told authorities that after the plane struck the power lines, it spun completely around and tumbled end for end before coming to rest in the corn field.

Both the pilot and his passenger had exited the aircraft on their own before emergency personnel arrived. Both suffered minor injuries and were taken by ambulances to St. Francis Hospital in Maryville, were treated and released.

The investigation will continue when the power lines are repaired. The Nodaway County Sheriff's office was assisted at the scene by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Maryville Department of Public Safety Police and Fire Divisions, Nodaway County Ambulance, MoDOT, United Electric Cooperative and the Federal Aviation Administration.