STOTTS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Authorities in southwestern Missouri say a small plane that crashed in dense woods, killing both men on board, had taken off from Monett Airport without filing a flight plan.
KOLR-TV reports the plane that went down Sunday evening in Lawrence County was a twin-engine Cessna 310.
Lawrence County Sheriff Brad Delay says the plane caught fire on impact near Stotts City, about three miles north of Interstate 44. The crash happened about 50 yards from a vacant house. No one on the ground was hurt.
The sheriff said the victims’ names would be released Tuesday at the earliest.
Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board and the FAA expected to remain on the scene through Tuesday. A preliminary report on the crash is expected in about five days.
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