DNA Results Needed to Identify Crash Victims

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OSBORN, Mo. -- The identities of two men killed in a Clinton County, Missouri plane crash may not be released for another day or two. The victims' DNA was sent to a lab in Jefferson City for positive identification.

The crash happened on Valentine's day in Osborn, Mo. The pilot and his passenger were doing a fly-over to say hello to a family in the area. Apparently, the family was friends with one of the men on board.

Matt Schapeler was working at the nearby Shatto Milk Company when he noticed the plane flying low.

"Actually, see a plane flying low over the trees just right above the tree line really didn't hear a whole lot and actually didn't know anything went on until we got a phone call from the owner of the  company asking us if we had heard about the plane crash, " he said.

Then Schapeler looked north and saw emergency crews and sirens. Autopsies were performed on one of the two victims on Wednesday morning. The Missouri Highway Patrol says the men didn't file a flight plan and may have been sight-seeing. On Wednesday morning,  tow truck operator arrived at the scene to begin removing the 1967 Piper Cherokee airplane.

Investigators are confident they know who the two victims are but theyr'e waiting on DNA results to be positive. The results should come back on Thursday or Friday.

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