Small plane crashes at Wisconsin air show; 5 injured

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

OSHKOSH, WI -- Five people on board a single-engine airplane are hurt after it crashed while landing at the Experimental Aircraft Association convention in eastern Wisconsin.

EAA spokesman Dick Knapinski says a Piper Malibu went down on a runway at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh shortly before 8 a.m. Wednesday.

Thick black smoke can be seen billowing from the runway. Oshkosh firefighters are at the scene.

The airport has been temporarily closed.

Knapinski says one of the five people has been taken by air to a hospital. He says the other four were taken to hospitals by ambulance.

Theda Clark Medical Center spokeswoman Megan Mulholland says one person is in critical condition and two others are in fair condition. The two others on board the plane were taken to another hospital.