Des Moines Woman Killed in Missouri Plane Crash

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CHARITON COUNTY, Missouri — Two people, including an Iowa woman, were killed Sunday night in a plane crash in central Missouri.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol tells KOMU-TV8 the crash was reported about 9:15 p.m. Sunday near Keytesville. Emergency crews responded to the scene and found wreckage of a 1946 Cessna 140 single-engine plane in a hayfield.

Dawn Harl, 38, of Des Moines, and Andrew Beautte, 40, of La Plata, Missouri, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators with the Federal Aviation Administration are expected to conduct a complete investigation Monday.

A spokesperson with the National Transportation Safety Board told KOMU officials are unsure where the plane took off or where it was heading.

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