Lawrence County Plane Crash: Small Plane Goes Down In Southwest Missouri, Killing Two

Lawrence County, Missouri — Authorities say two people were killed Sunday night when a small plane crashed in southwest Missouri.

According to the the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the twin-engine aircraft went down just before 6 pm Sunday four miles west of Stotts City in Lawrence County.

Kansas City Star notes when firefighters arrived on scene, the plane was engulfed in flames, but investigators say they’re not sure whether the plane caught fire before or after it crashed. The Star added the burning wreckage was about 50 feet from a home in a heavily wooded area, but thankfully the residence was vacant at the time of the crash.

No other injuries were reported and no other passengers besides the two who were confirmed dead had been located.


It’s not yet clear where the plane was from or where it was going and the names of victims have yet to be released.

“Due to the condition of the aircraft, the wreck, we really don’t have any information, we’re still trying to get that taken care of, so we can confirm possibly who it was, but we don’t have any information on that just yet,” Lawrence County Sheriff Brad DeLay told KY3 news.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board have been called in to investigate and were expected to arrive on the crash scene Monday.