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KY3 News | May 28, 2011
The Brownsville Texas Herald reports an air show performer from Neosho has died from injuries in a plane crash that happened in March. Amanda Franklin's plane caught fire and crashed during her and her husband's wing walking performance at a Texas air show. Amanda had been hospitalized in a burn unit in San Antonio.  Her husband Kyle also suffered burns.    
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By Chris Brewer, Digital Media Editor and Email: cbrewer@schurz.com / Twitter: @iamchrisbrewer | September 20, 2012
TANEY COUNTY, Mo. - The pilot of a small plane was unhurt when his aircraft went off the runway at the Taney County Airport on Wednesday. According to the Western Taney County Fire Protection District, firefighters were called at roughly 10 p.m. to the airport for a report of a fuel leak. The leak was caused by a plane crash, and when firefighters arrived they found the aircraft in a wooded area northeast of the runway. The pilot suffered only bumps and bruises and didn't need medical care, firefighters said.
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by KY3 News and newsalerts@ky3.com | April 7, 2011
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A driver in his car at the intersection of Fremont Avenue at Republic Road had a close call on Thursday.  A light pole fell on his car during the noon hour. Chuck Crosby wasn't hurt.  He said the whole incident just made his heart jump a little bit.  He’s thankful the light pole owned by City Utilities of Springfield fell on top of the car instead of crashing into the windshield.  Crosby also said he once survived a plane crash, so this event was no big deal.
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September 17, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Leaders from the city and Mercy Hospital reflected on Robin Melton's service to the community on Monday morning, two days after she died in a single-engine plane crash that killed four others as well. News release from the City of Springfield: It is with a heavy heart that we send our sincere condolences to the friends and family of the victims of the Sept. 15 plane crash north of Springfield. Among those on board the plane was Robin Melton, a local business and community leader, who served as co-chair of the Field Guide 2030 (the City of Springfield's community strategic plan)
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by Jim Salter | July 9, 2012
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Roger Wilson, a Missouri Democrat who was elevated to the governor's job after the plane crash that killed Gov. Mel Carnahan, was sentenced Monday to two years of probation for misusing money to make political donations. Wilson, 63, of Columbia, pleaded guilty in April to one count of misappropriation of funds from an insurer, the same day his federal indictment was announced. He admitted that he improperly steered $8,000 to the state Democratic Party in 2009 while serving as CEO of Missouri Employers Mutual Insurance Co., a state-created workers' compensation firm.
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by Marie Saavedra, KY3 News and msaavedra@ky3.com | January 3, 2011
WALNUT GROVE, Mo. -- A man from Pennsylvania died Monday night about 7 when a small plane crashed in northwest Greene County in a field near Highway BB at Farm Road 75.  That's about five miles east of Walnut Grove. The Missouri State Highway Patrol identified the plane as a single-engine Cessna.  Highway Patrol Sgt. Dan Bracker said the man was in his 40s and was the only person on board.  Bracker said the patrol was working to notify the man's family before releasing his identity to reporters.
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Emily Wood, KY3 News and ewood@ky3.com | November 6, 2012
Monett,Mo. -- Tuesday authorites released the identities of the two men killed Sunday in a plane crash in Lawrence County.  Deryl Edwards, a 41-year-old attorney from Joplin, owned the twin engine Cessna that crashed.  Rick Armstrong, a flight instructor from Neosho, was flying with him. The 1956 Cessna 310 crashed near Stotts City just before 6 o'clock Sunday night.  Both Edwards and Armstrong were killed. "We hangar their airplanes here (at Monett Municipal Airport), and it's hit a lot of people around here, the Neosho area, pretty hard," said Howard Frazier, the manager of the Monett Municipal Airport.
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Ashley Reynolds, KY3 News and areynolds@ky3.com | May 23, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, -- It was just a drill, but things looked a bit chaotic at the Springfield-Branson National Airport. A mock plane crash took place at the old terminal. More than 20 actors played the role of passengers that were dead or injured while first responders got some good practice. Crashes like this are rare, but the Springfield airport has a higher chance of dealing with significant emergency landings. It serves as a primary diversion airport for American Airlines.  "What that means is any american airliner crossing the country that has a mechanical problem in this area, this is where they are going to come.  Because we have long runways and a big fire department," said Kent Boyd with Springfield-Branson National Airport.
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by Staff | June 7, 2013
ROGERSVILLE, Mo. -- This weekend, a benefit polo match will honor one of the victims of a plane crash near Willard. Robin Melton was one of five people killed when the small plane went down in a field off Missouri 123 last September.  Melton was a member of the Springfield Polo Club and animal lover who supported the Castaway Animal Rescue Effort. The first Robin Melton Memorial Polo Match on Saturday will raise money for the animal rescue organization. It starts at 4 p.m. at the Springfield Polo Club Field at 5964 S. Highway NN in Rogersville.
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by Marie Saavedra, KY3 News and msaavedra@ky3.com | January 4, 2011
WALNUT GROVE, Mo. -- The National Transportation Safety Board sent an investigative team to the site of a fatal plane crash in northwest Greene County.  A single-engine Cessna piloted by Curtis Stoudt, 45, of Uwchlan Township, Pa., crashed about 7 p.m. Monday in a field about five miles east of Walnut Grove.  No one else was in the plane. Uwchlan Township is in southeastern Pennsylvania, between Philadelphia and Lancaster just south of the Pennsylvania Turnpike (Interstate 76) near Lionville.
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Ashley Reynolds, KY3 News and areynolds@ky3.com | September 16, 2012
Investigators northwest of Springfield have been working all weekend to determine what caused a plane to crash into a field shortly after midnight Saturday morning, killing two adults and three children, all from the Ozarks. The NTSB is still collecting evidence from the site. A spokesperson says single engine planes, like the one involved in the crash, do not typically have recording devices like a black box because it's not required. NTSB should have a report sometime this week.
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KSPR Staff | September 15, 2012
WILLARD, Mo. - A small-engine plane crash has killed multiple passengers on board near Willard, Missouri. The plane crashed north of Highway 123 after midnight Saturday.  The Missouri Highway Patrol believes the airplane was heading to the Springfield-Branson National Airport.  It was a four-seat aircraft. Four family members from Springfield are among the dead following a plane crash in Willard. Local authorities say a 2002 Cirrus SR22 went down just after midnight in a field north of farm road 123, killing all five passengers on board.
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by Ashley Reynolds, Mike Landis and Sara Forhetz, KY3 News and news@ky3.com | September 15, 2012
WILLARD, Mo. -- A small single-engine plane crashed early Saturday morning, killing everyone on board: a father, his three children, and a family friend.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol identifies them as John Lambert, 44; Joshua Lambert, 10;  McKinley Lambert, 15; and Grayson Lambert, 16, all of Springfield, and Robin Melton, 46, of Ozark. The aircraft plummeted into a farm pasture on Farm Road 81 (north of Missouri 123) around 12:30 a.m.  The site is northwest of Willard and south of Cave Spring.  The impact caused the plane to disintegrate into a small field of debris, rendering the fuselage unrecognizable.  One official working the crash described it as a 'horrific scene.' The patrol said the plane was a four- or five-seat, privately-owned aircraft that was attempting to land at the Springfield-Branson National Airport.  The crash scene is about 5 miles northwest of the airport.
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by Paula Morehouse, KY3 News | September 2, 2012
IOWA-- An air show in Iowa turned deadly Saturday night when a Soviet-era retired military jet crashed during a stunt. The pilot was killed. An official said the pilot was making a 45-degree bank, and was unable to come out of it      Authorities are investigating the incident, but at this time do not know the cause.   The crash was witnessed by several people. "We saw two of them strip away like they were going to do another maneuver, and the one was headed toward, like, back towards where it came from, and he went nose-down into the ground and burst into flames.
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by Paula Morehouse, KY3 News | August 19, 2012
BAXTER COUNTY, Ark. -- The cause of a deadly 2010 plane crash in northern Arkansas has be ruled as pilot error, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. Robert Ross, 62, and his son, Michael, 32, were killed in the accident near Buffalo City in Baxter County.      Investigators said the pilot knowingly flew into heavy rain and lost control of the plane.      The probable cause statement states it's unclear who was piloting the plane.
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by Jim Salter | July 9, 2012
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Roger Wilson, a Missouri Democrat who was elevated to the governor's job after the plane crash that killed Gov. Mel Carnahan, was sentenced Monday to two years of probation for misusing money to make political donations. Wilson, 63, of Columbia, pleaded guilty in April to one count of misappropriation of funds from an insurer, the same day his federal indictment was announced. He admitted that he improperly steered $8,000 to the state Democratic Party in 2009 while serving as CEO of Missouri Employers Mutual Insurance Co., a state-created workers' compensation firm.
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Ashley Reynolds, KY3 News and areynolds@ky3.com | May 23, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, -- It was just a drill, but things looked a bit chaotic at the Springfield-Branson National Airport. A mock plane crash took place at the old terminal. More than 20 actors played the role of passengers that were dead or injured while first responders got some good practice. Crashes like this are rare, but the Springfield airport has a higher chance of dealing with significant emergency landings. It serves as a primary diversion airport for American Airlines.  "What that means is any american airliner crossing the country that has a mechanical problem in this area, this is where they are going to come.  Because we have long runways and a big fire department," said Kent Boyd with Springfield-Branson National Airport.
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by KY3 News | April 8, 2012
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark.-- Earlier this week an experimental plane crashed into a supermarket in Florida. Reports now say the passenger on board was Thomas Rhoades from Mountain Home, Arkansas. TheVolusia County Sheriff's Officesays the plane crashed through the roof and into the supermarket's meat department. Three people inside the store were injured.  The pilot and Mr. Rhoades also suffered injuries. The cause of the crash is under investigation.
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by KY3 News and newsalerts@ky3.com | December 27, 2011
LAKEVIEW, Ark. -- A small plane crashed this morning at Gaston's Resort in Baxter County, Arkansas.  The sheriff's office says the plane was trying to take off when it lost lift, and overshot the end of the runway.  The pilot and two passengers were not hurt.  They had been staying at the resort and were trying to return to Texarkana, Texas.
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by KY3 News and newsalerts@ky3.com | October 14, 2011
OZARK, Mo. -- A plane crashed off of Highway W at the Gimlin airport in southwestern Christian county.  The Christian county sheriff tells us a plane was coming in for a landing, the pilot over shot the runway and flipped the plane.  All three passengers on board are okay
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