CLINTON COUNTY, Mo. -- The Clinton County Sheriff's Office is investigating a plane crash. The crash is near Highway 36 and Highway 33 just west of Cameron, Mo.
A spokesperson with the FAA says two people are dead. Investigators are still trying to determine what caused the small single-engine plane to crash. DNA will determine the identity of the men killed in the accident.
A Missouri Highway Patrol spokesperson said a resident living north of the field called to report a small Piper Cherokee, 1967 model single-engine aircraft, crashed in a field near Highway 33, about a mile from 36 Highway. The field is just north of Shatto Milk Company.
The spokesperson said they do not know where the plane was coming from, but that the men were doing a fly-over of a home north of the field when it happened.
"So, they we anticipating the plane flying over the home and a lot of times in the past people on the ground wave and folks that are up in the plane, either the passenger or the pilot, wave to the folks on the ground, and this just went horribly wrong for some reason," said Sgt. Sheldon Lyon with the Missouri Highway Patrol.
The NTSB will take over the investigation once the search and rescue part of the investigation is complete.