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Two people killed in Branson area small plane crash

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BRANSON MO NEWS: Missourinet media partners KTTS and KOLR confirm that two people have died in a small aircraft crash near Branson West in southwest Missouri.The crash occurred in a pasture about one mile from the Branson West airport.
Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader says the aircraft was traveling from out of state. “It was coming out of Kansas to the Branson Airport from what family members have told us,” said Rader.
People in the area reported viewing a plane flying very low and circling three times before it went down.  Witnesses said they could see the plane spinning in the air before it crashed.
The Stone County Sheriff office says a man and a woman were the only people aboard the single-engine plane. The identities are not being released until next of kin can be notified.
The Southern Stone County Fire Protection District and the Stone County Sheriff’s Office investigated the scene for about three hours.
The Federal Aviation Administration from Kansas City will investigate the incident Monday to determine what caused the plane crash.
The Southern Stone County Fire Protection District posted on its Facebook page that Stone County dispatch was reporting multiple calls of an aircraft down at about 6:39 p.m.
Three people were originally reported to be victims.
Missourinet media partners KTTS and KOLR provided content for this story
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