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Plane Crash in Springfield, MO Kills Two

By AP/KWMU

Springfield, MO – Two people died in a plane crash Tuesday night in Springfield, Mo. A third person had serious injuries.

The single-engine private plane was flying from Oklahoma and apparently clipped some trees and broke in half.

It's the third plane crash in Missouri this month. Crashes in Kirksville and Jefferson City have killed a total of 15 people, though the Kirksville crash was by far the most deadly (13 died).

At the FAA's Chicago office, spokesman Tony Molinaro says the Cessna 182 crashed in a field about 7:40 p.m. about half a mile from Springfield-Branson Regional Airport.

Names of the three people on board have not been released. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Springfield had light rain earlier in the evening, but was mostly cloudy with light southerly winds around the time of the crash.

Airport officials say the last fatal crash at the airport was in 1994, also involving a private plane.

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