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Couple from Gardner, Kan., just married in November dies in plane crash during Branson family vacation

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Dawn Curtis and Keith Curtis. Photo provided by Joyelle Low Buckley, who identifies herself as a family member.

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Couple from Gardner, Kan., just married in November dies in plane crash during Branson family vacation

Dawn Curtis and Keith Curtis. Photo provided by Joyelle Low Buckley, who identifies herself as a family member.

BRANSON, Mo. — A  Gardner, Kan., couple who was recently married died in a plane crash Sunday night near Branson.
Keith Curtis, 52 and Dawn Curtis, 45, were both pronounced dead the the scene. Their plane crashed in the area of Branson West Airport after 6:30 p.m. Sunday. The plane was a 1968 Piper single engine aircraft.
“I kept hearing the plane flying around and it sounded like he was having motor problems,” Martin West told KY3 in Springfield.
“All of the sudden, the motor stopped and I heard a big boom,” neighbor Vicki Morrow reported to KY3.
According to a family member (see full message below), the Curtises were flying to Branson West to begin a four-day pre-Christmas family vacation. They were meeting their parents who are from Belton there.
Authorities do not yet know why the plane went down.
Fox 4’s Rebecca Gannon messaged the family, who released a statement about their loss:
Our hearts are clearly broken as we are all trying to process this tragedy. Dawn Mustain Curtis and Keith Curtis, Sr. Of Garner, Kansas, had just gotten married November 11, 2017 after several years of dating. They were the type of people that made you happier when you were in their presence. They loved to travel, were adventurous, and loved life, loving it all the more together. They frequently traveled to the Springfield and Branson areas via their private plane and had journeyed to Branson West yesterday to begin a four-day, pre Christmas family vacation. Their parents, Norman …


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