Names Released In West Des Moines Plane Crash

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WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Two people were injured Thursday evening after a replica, antique biplane crashed in West Des Moines.

Officials say David Kenworthy, 65, of Des Moines and Adam Kenworthy, 30 of New York were flying for about 10 minutes when the plane lost power.

Emergency officials received a call at  7:38 p.m. about an aircraft emergency in the 3000 block of Southeast Army Post Road. Within a few minutes, officials received another call from Adam Kenworthy confirming the crash and the location.

Dave Edgar, the assistant chief of West Des Moines EMS, says a David Kenworthy was flying the plane with his 30-year-old son, Adam in the passenger seat.

He says David tried to make an emergency landing but crashed near Southeast Army Post Road.

Both David and Adam were conscious and talking after the crash and were taken to Methodist Medical Center. Edgar said the David was critically injured in the crash, but his son Adam received minor injuries.

The Federal Aviation Administration completed its investigation Friday morning.

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