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Sheriff: 2 dead in small plane crash in northern Missouri

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Posted at 10:19 AM, Feb 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-10 11:19:59-05

TRENTON, Mo. (AP) — Two people have died in a small plane crash in northern Missouri, officials there said.

The crash happened Tuesday afternoon near Trenton, the St. Joseph News-Press reported. The wreckage of the small Cessna aircraft was found near Missouri Highway 6 and Missouri 139 north, east of Trenton, according to the Grundy County Sheriff's Office.

Officials said in a news release that the small Cessna was on its way from Humphreys, Missouri, to Kirksville, Missouri, when it crashed. The two killed were a father and son, the release said, but their names were not immediately released.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash.