President Barack Obama said Thursday that the passenger plane downed over Ukraine “looks like it may be a terrible tragedy” and his top priority is finding out whether American citizens were on board.
Authorities say he was able to get out of the plane and call for help, before the plane caught fire and burned beyond recognition.
It happened next to Creve Coeur Airport, just east of the Discovery Bridge.
The pilot had radioed that he was having trouble with the plane’s controls.
Federal investigators say a plane that crashed in northeast Missouri, killing both men on board, hit a tree before crashing.
The Monarch Fire Department says the plane did not clear the trees after take-off.
Jane Wicker the Wing Walker was to perform at Fair St. Louis in two weeks.
Jane Wicker Wingwalker act was booked for Fair St. Louis July 4-6.
Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department Captain Ron Arnhart says the father is in his 60s, the son in his 40s.
Federal investigators were arriving at the scene of a twin-engine plane crash in southwest Missouri that left two people dead.