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Two people injured from plane crash in Arkansas after departing Waterloo

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(KWWL) - A Learjet leaving Waterloo Regional Airport earlier Tuesday evening made an emergency crash landing in Batesville, Arkansas leaving two people injured. 

There were seven people on board. There were five passengers and two crew members. The two flight crew members were hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.

Batesville Police told KWWL the plane's landing gear was malfunctioning forcing the pilot to make an emergency landing. The jet stopped just short of Highway 167. 

Records indicate the 2007 twin engine corporate Learjet 45 is owned by Michigan Cat Aviation. The jet landed in Waterloo Tuesday morning at 10:19 on a flight from Batesville and then left Waterloo at 5:57 p.m. back to Arkansas. 

It was also noted the small plane was at the Dubuque Regional Airport last Sunday. No one on the ground was injured. We currently do not have any information if anyone is from Iowa.