News Plane Crashes — 29 July 2017

A Greenwood couple was killed in a Missouri plane crash early Friday morning, authorities say.

WGEM reported Bobby Faulkner, 41, and Shannon Faulkner, 41, were both pronounced dead at the crash site.

Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers were called to help search for the airplane around 11:24 p.m. on Thursday.

The plane crashed in a soybean field at 12:56 a.m. on Friday six miles northwest of Laddonia, Mo.

The aircraft took off from Mexico, Mo. and was traveling to Oshkosh, Wi.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating.

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Two Arkansas residents are dead after a small airplane crashed in a rural area of northeast Missouri.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol on Friday identified the victims as Bobby and Shannon Faulkner, both age 41, of Greenwood, Arkansas.

The crash happened Thursday night, not long after the plane took off from an airport in Mexico, Missouri, bound for Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The Air Force Rescue Coordination Center provided a GPS location for troopers and local authorities to check.

Search crews found the single-engine plane crashed in a soybean field near Laddonia, Missouri, just before 1 a.m. Both occupants were pronounced dead at the scene. The patrol says it appeared that Bobby Faulkner was the pilot.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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