2 dead in Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee small plane crash at Lee's Summit Municipal Airport in Missouri
Victims' names not yet released
UPDATED 8:02 PM CDT Sep 20, 2016
KANSAS CITY, Mo. —Two people have died in a small plane crash at the Lee's Summit Municipal Airport.
The plane crashed about 6:10 p.m. while apparently trying to land at the airport in the 2700 block of Northeast Douglas Street.
Investigators said crews found the plane at rest on the tarmac, but aerial video from Newschopper 9 appears to show an impact on the edge of the grass.
Sgt. Chris Depue of the Lee's Summit Police Department said there was no indication that the plane made any mayday calls or reported any other kinds of trouble.
"Right now, we're working along with the FAA, as well as our criminal investigation division, just to conduct a thorough investigation just to gather those facts, so we have a full understanding of what happened," Depue said.
The names of the two people who died and where the flight originated have not been released.
Records suggest the plane is a Piper PA-28-235 registered to a company in Des Moines, Iowa.
Crash investigators will be heading to the scene to determine what happened.
Both occupants of a single-engine plane died when the plane crashed Tuesday at Lee’s Summit Municipal Airport, according to police.
The crash was reported shortly after 6 p.m. at the airport, located in the 2700 block of Northeast Douglas Street in northern Lee’s Summit.
When emergency crews arrived, they found the single-engine Piper 28 airplane wrecked on the tarmac on the west side of the airport, according to Sgt. Chris Depue of the Lee’s Summit Police Department. They found the two occupants of the plane dead. No other injuries were reported.
Lee’s Summit police are working with investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration to learn from where the flight originated and what may have caused the crash.
The plane was registered to Teko Air LLC in Des Moines, Iowa. Calls to a number listed for Teko Air were not answered immediately Tuesday night.
The Lee’s Summit airport is a non-towered airport. The airport remains open for operation as the runways were not affected, police aid.
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Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee
C/n / msn:
Fatalities: Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities: 0
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location: Lee's Summit Municipal Airport (KLXT), Lee's Summit, MO - United States of America
Destination airport: Lee's Summit Muni (KLXT)
The aircraft impacted airport terrain during an apparent landing attempt at Lee's Summit Municipal Airport (KLXT), Lee's Summit, Missouri. The airplane sustained substantial damage and the two occupants onboard received fatal injuries.