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Plane crashes near gas station, killing pilot

Posted: Updated: (12/6/17)--  Spirit of St. Louis Airport Police and local firefighters responded to a nearby gas station Wednesday afternoon following a report of a plane crash.

The crash occurred just before 3 p.m. at the BP gas station in the 100 block of Long Road Crossing Drive.

An employee at the gas station reported the plane crashed in the business parking lot. An eyewitness said the plane was fully engulfed in flames.

The fire was extinguished and firefighters spread a grey tarp over the front portion of the aircraft. One person died in the crash.

Air traffic controllers temporarily closed Spirt of St. Louis Airport. The airport was reopened by 3:25 p.m.

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