Kansas City Royals pay tribute to family killed in plane crash

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Royals took a moment Sunday to rememb a southern Missouri family killed when their plane crashed after leaving a baseball game Friday night.

John M. Lambert, 44, his sons Joshua Lambert, 10, and Grayson Lambert, 16, daughter McKinley Lambert, 15, and family friend Robin Melton, 46, were returning to Springfield, Mo., after the Royals game.

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The plane plummeted into a field in the town of Willard, Mo., around midnight Saturday as it tried to land at a nearby airport.

The impact caused the plane to disintegrate into a small field of debris, rendering the fuselage unrecognizable.

The Royals held a moment of silence Sunday afternoon and placed the photos of the victims on the large screen in center field.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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