BRIEF: 2 hurt in plane crash in Oskhosh during EAA AirVenture

July 31--OSHKOSH -- Two people were injured when their plane crashed Thursday morning at Wittman Regional Airport during EAA AirVenture.

The small plane carrying the two people crashed at the southeast end of the airport around 9 a.m., AirVenture spokesman Dick Knapinski said.

Knapinski said both people were conscious and alert when they were taken to a hospital for treatment. He didn't know details of their injuries or their ages or genders.

The cause of the crash was unknown, and Knapinski didn't know if it occurred during takeoff or landing.

AirVenture draws thousands of planes, pilots and aviation enthusiasts to Oshkosh for the week-long convention, during which Wittman becomes one of the busiest airports in the world, based on the number of takeoffs and landings.

The airport was closed for an hour after the crash, reopening around 10 a.m.

"The NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board) and FAA, since they're already right here on the grounds for the event, were able to get to the scene right away," Knapinski said.

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