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Highway Patrol: One person dies after 'homemade' aircraft crashes in Buchanan County

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Posted at 5:13 PM, Dec 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-02 20:50:59-05

BUCHANAN COUNTY, Mo. -- One person is dead after a small aircraft crashed in a cornfield Saturday afternoon. 

According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, emergency crews were called to the field about five miles south of St. Joseph on State Highway JJ on a reported crash. 

The Highway Patrol says a small homemade aircraft was destroyed in the crash and one person had died. No other injuries were reported. 

The victim has been identified as Randal K. Reynolds, 65, of St. Joseph. He was the sole occupant of the aircraft and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Department continue to investigate the incident.