ADAIR COUNTY, Mo. - Two people flying from Colorado to Illinois died Tuesday night when their plane crashed on final approach at the Kirksville Regional airport in Missouri.
The FAA told KTVO-TV that the Piper PA-32 left Centennial Airport on Tuesday.
A flight tracking website shows the plane was heading for Illinois when it was diverted to Missouri.
It crashed in a rural area about three miles southeast of Kirksville. Airport Director Glenn Balliew told KTVO-TV that the plane's wreckage was scattered along a 300-yard path through a pasture, a wooded area and a bean field.
The victims' bodies were found in a ditch near the cockpit.
The plane crashed in the rain, but investigators said they don't yet know if the weather played a role in the crash.