Mon, Apr 16, 2007
Piper Cherokee Owned By Ida County Flyers
A single-engine 1966
Piper Cherokee that departed Jefferson City Saturday morning
crashed in southeast Missouri, killing all four passengers. It was
scheduled for a four-hour flight to Muscle Shoals, AL, reported
According to FlightAware.com, the plane was at 3,400 feet
at 8:57 am CDT. The flight plan listed Northwest Alabama Regional
Airport (KMSL) as its destination, with a proposed departure of
7:30 am CDT and arrival at 10:30 am CDT. Its actual departure was
7:54 am, according to the flight tracking site.
Missouri Highway Patrol initially responded to the crash, but
were unable to find the site. A search helicopter eventually
spotted the crash site late Saturday afternoon.
Highway Patrol officials say a witness reported seeing parts of
the plane falling from the sky in Iron County.
Officials have not released the identity of the pilot or
passengers. According to the FAA aircraft registry, the plane is
owned by Ida County Flyers, of Battle Creek, IA.
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