Small plane crashes at Wisconsin airport, several injured

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OSHKOSH, Wis. — Five people aboard 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 could be seen billowing from the runway. Oshkosh firefighters were at the scene.

The airport was temporarily closed. WLUK-TV reports all runways reopened by noon.

Theda Clark Medical Center spokeswoman Megan Mulholland tells the station one person is in critical condition, one in serious condition and another in fair condition. The two others on board the plane were treated and released from another hospital, along with a bystander who suffered a minor injury trying to help the people on the plane.

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