Two people dead after plane crash at Lee's Summit Municipal Airport

Posted at 7:27 PM, Sep 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-21 16:49:26-04

Two people are dead after a plane crashed at Lee’s Summit Municipal Airport Tuesday night.

Lee's Summit police said emergency crews were called to the airport around 6:10 p.m.

When they arrived, they found a single-engine plane on the west side of the runways, west of the tarmac area. Initial reports from Lee's Summit police said the plane crashed as it attempted to land. The NTSB reported Wednesday it's trying to determine if the crash was on the landing or a go-around. 

"Our initial investigation says this was their destination. This is where they were heading this evening," said Sgt. Chris Depue of the Lee's Summit Police Department. 

The deceased have been identified as Vincent L. Basile, 53, and Kelli B. Basile, 24.

According to police, the flight originated in Des Moines, Iowa and that the occupants were traveling to Lee’s Summit to meet family.

41 Action News learned the plane is registered to Teko Airlines LLC in Des Moines, Iowa. Calls to the number listed for Teko Air were not answered. 

The NTSB reported Wednesday there is no record of a distress call. 

Lee's Summit police were working with the FAA as well as the criminal investigations unit to learn what may have caused the crash. 

The Lee's Summit Airport is a non-towered airport, meaning pilots have to "see and avoid" when landing and taking off. 

The airport remains open for operations. 



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