ST. CHARLES COUNTY, Mo. – Saturday night plane crash in St. Charles County The deaths of two passengers are currently under federal investigation.
National Transportation Safety Board spokesman Peter Knudson said the passengers on board were the pilots.
“The plane climbed to an altitude of about 8,000 feet on a specific flight plan continuing to the crash site. There was no communication from the crew after the flight began to land,” he said.
According to Knudson, the plane left Spirit of St. Louis in Chesterfield and was scheduled to arrive at Centennial Airport in Englewood, Colorado.
Knudson said Beech 58 crashed at 7:19 p.m. CST in a heavily wooded area.
Multiple local agencies and first responders searched the area off Highway F near Rugged Acres in St. Charles.
The names of the victims have not been released; they are usually notified after family members are notified.
Knudson confirmed the NTSB had taken over the investigation.
“We have dispatched an investigator from Denver who will arrive at the crash scene in the area today (Sunday) to begin the on-scene investigation phase this morning (Monday),” he said. “He is expected to be on the scene in a few days, and then we will run a preliminary report, which will include the facts and circumstances of the accident and what we expect. will deliver that within a few weeks.”
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