Plane Crash Near Wellsville
Sgt. Al Nothum of the Missouri State Highway Patrol announced the three victims as David McCormick, David Kammerer, and Waylan Karsten.
McCormick was president of McC Aviation Services out of Rockford, Minnesota. He was attending an ethanol fuel conference in St. Louis.
The exact location is south of Route BB and east of Route AA. It is just north of Wellsville, about 30 miles northwest of Warrenton.
KOMU's Jim Riek reported seeing part of the wreckage on the side of a gravel road two miles north of the scene of the crash.
The plane left Spirit of St. Louis Airport in Chesterfield at 8:00 a.m., and disappeared from radar at 8:15. The single engine Piper 46, built last year, was headed for Buffalo, Minnesota.
The Montgomery County Sheriff's Department reported that a citizen called and said they heard a small plane possibly having engine trouble. Due to inclimate weather, they lost sight of the plane.
Shortly after hearing the plane, they heard what could have been the plane crashing.
A local pilot was sent out to search for the wreckage in the northern part of Montgomery County. No victim information is available at this time.
This story will be updated with more information as it becomes available.
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