Metro-East man killed in plane crash

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(KPLR) – A plane crash has killed a man with Metro East ties and three others.

Larry Mills was piloting a California – Oregon Life Flight Saturday when smoke in the cockpit forced him to turn around.

Radar lost the plane soon after that.

In addition to Mills, a flight nurse, transport medic and a patient died in the crash.

Mills family owns Mills Apple Farm in Marine, Illinois.