Cessna 150 crashes near Festus Memorial Airport, 2 dead. The plane crashed under unknown circumstances. Both occupants died in the crash.
Officials say a father and son were killed in a small plane crash near Festus Memorial Airport Friday morning.
According to Festus Memorial Airport Vice President Mike Bippen, the plane was just bought in New York and they were coming to replenish it in St. Louis.
The father has many hours of experience in aviation and his son wanted to learn, Bippen said.
The Cessna C150 aircraft crashed around 8 a.m.
Jefferson County Sheriff Marshak tweeted the pilot returning from New York with the purchased plane. The pilot texted his fiance to stand at the runway with a flashlight since the airport didn’t have a light on.
According to Sheriff Marshak, the pilot reported an electrical issue with the plane around midnight.
Pilot returning from New York with purchased plane. Reportedly lost electric power. Requested fiancé via text to stand at runway with flashlight as muni airport didn’t have lights on. Plane attempted to land. Contact lost. Crash site located. Crime Scene here for investigation.
— Sheriff Dave Marshak (@SheriffMarshak) September 21, 2018