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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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by Lindsey Henry, KY3 News and lhenry@ky3.com | September 15, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The family of those who died in the crash of a small plane near Willard a year ago agreed to talk about their losses this weekend. "I am not going to get a phone call from my son today, and he called me every day just to check on me, and I'm not going to get those sweet text messages from the older children and the hugs and the kisses, and that's hard because that's the reality of it, so I have to hold those memories very very close," said Trisha Lambert. On Sept.
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by Linda Russell, KY3 News and lrussell@ky3.com | September 17, 2012
WILLARD, Mo. -- As numbing grief surrounds the family, friends and classmates of the five people killed in a plane crash near Springfield-Branson National Airport, investigators start to piece together why it plummeted to the ground. Cindy Farmer was still awake around 12:30 Saturday morning and heard the plane go down.  Little did she know that five lives ended in that instant, and the grief is just beginning. Planes flying over Andy and Cindy Farmer's place is common.  A light sprinkle was falling from the sky when John Lambert's plane came into earshot.   "I could hear it going from the north, going south, and it caught my ears, I guess because it got lower and lower.  It was kind of, 'reer, reer,' like that.  And then it got so low, I thought, 'Gee, he's awful close,'" said Cindy Farmer.
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by Sara Forhetz, KY3 News and sforhetz@ky3.com | September 18, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- Services are set for this Saturday to mourn the loss and celebrate the lives of a father and his three children.  They were all killed in a plane crash near Willard early Saturday. Grayson, McKinley and Joshua Lambert were on board the small plane piloted by their dad, John, when it crashed.  A family friend, Robin Melton, was also killed.  The cause is still unknown, and probably won't be determined for many months. "We didn't know.  Neither one of us knew that our kids were on the plane, we didn't know," said Holly Lambert and Georgia Marshall.  Holly Lambert is still married to John Lambert, who piloted the plane.   They are in the process of getting a divorce.  Georgia Marshall is John's ex-wife.  The two had Grayson and McKinley Lambert; both were killed in the crash.  The Lambert family tells KY3 that Robin Melton, who was also on board, was a close friend of John's.
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by KY3 News | September 16, 2012
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Members of the Royals organization stepped up to honor the five people killed in the plane crash near Willard on Friday night.  The Lambert family and family friend Robin Melton lost their lives about 12:30 a.m. Saturday while returning home from Friday's Royals baseball game. Before Sunday's game that starts at 1, there was a moment of silence before the Royals and Angels took the field.  The victims' photos were displayed on the scoreboard.
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Ashley Reynolds, KY3 News and areynolds@ky3.com | September 22, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, -- One week after the fatal plane crash, a Springfield family was laid to rest on Saturday afternoon.     For nearly two hours, family and friends of the Lamberts paid tribute and celebrated their lives. At Second Baptist Church on Battlefield, hundreds of people gathered to honor John Lambert and his three children, Grayson, McKinley and Joshua. The lobby had dozens of photos. People could cherish good memories of vacations and school sports. Grayson's soccer team, McKinley's volleyball team, and Joshua's cub scout group all wore their uniforms.
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by Emily Wood, KY3 News and ewood@ky3.com | November 14, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Federal investigators released Wednesday a preliminary report about what may have caused the plane crash that killed two pilots near Stotts City earlier this month. Deryl Edwards and Rick Armstrong, both instrument-rated pilots, were on board a Cessna 310 when it crashed into a wooded area on Nov. 4.  Before taking off from the Monett Municipal Airport, investigators said mechanics had overhauled one of the plane's two engines.  The flight was the first with that overhauled engine.  The pilots intended to do test runs nearby before making the trip to a private grass strip in Miller.  However, since it was already getting dark that Sunday night, the two decided to skip the test flights and head to Miller.
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by Sara Forhetz, KY3 News and sforhetz@ky3.com | November 12, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A family is grieving the loss of their father and grandfather.  The Mercy Springfield medical community is also mourning Dr. Scott Clarke, a physician here for the last eight years. Clarke, 41, was well-known and well-respected in this area.  He was a pain management doctor and those who know him best say he had a huge heart for all his patients. Clarke was piloting a plane that crashed on Saturday evening near Fresno, Calif.  His father also died in the crash.
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by KY3 News and news@ky3.com | November 6, 2012
STOTTS CITY, Mo. -- Federal aviation officials joined the investigation on Monday of a deadly plane crash in Lawrence County.  The twin-engine aircraft went down around 6 p.m. Sunday near Stotts City, killing the two people on board. Sheriff Brad DeLay on Tuesday morning identified the victims as Richard Armstrong Jr., 50, of Neosho, and Deryl Edwards II, 41, of Joplin.  The plane crashed in a wooded area about 50 yards from a home, but that home was vacant.  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.
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by Jay Scherder, KY3 News and jscherder@ky3.com | October 8, 2010
SPRINGFIELD, Mo -- It's been a emotionally wrenching week for the family of Kathryn Collins.  She died in a plane crash on Wednesday morning.  On Friday, her husband, Jeff, talked to reporters about Kathryn as a wife, a mother, and as a person. "She was burnt pretty bad in the plane, so we never got to see her.  That was difficult," said Jeff. Jeff and his two daughters, 6-year-old Kaci and 9-year-old Shannon, are dealing with something no family ever hopes to experience.
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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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by Ashley Reynolds, Paula Morehouse, and Jim Harris, KY3 News and news@ky3.com | November 4, 2012
STOTTS CITY, Mo. -- Two people died after their plane crashed on Sunday night about five miles west of  Stotts City.  The plane went down about 50 yards behind a home in a heavily wooded area.  The two victims have not yet been identified, said Lawrence County Sheriff Brad DeLay.  He added that it's not known yet where the plane was coming from or where it was headed. Sheriff DeLay said calls started pouring into the 911 center shortly before 6 p.m. As of 7:45 p.m., emergency crews were on the scene still trying to douse the flames.  DeLay said it appears to be a twin engine airplane.
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Ashley Reynolds, KY3 News and areynolds@ky3.com | September 22, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, -- One week after the fatal plane crash, a Springfield family was laid to rest on Saturday afternoon.     For nearly two hours, family and friends of the Lamberts paid tribute and celebrated their lives. At Second Baptist Church on Battlefield, hundreds of people gathered to honor John Lambert and his three children, Grayson, McKinley and Joshua. The lobby had dozens of photos. People could cherish good memories of vacations and school sports. Grayson's soccer team, McKinley's volleyball team, and Joshua's cub scout group all wore their uniforms.
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by Ashley Reynolds and Gene Hartley, KY3 News and news@ky3.com | September 21, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. --The pilot of a small plane (pictured) made two attempts to find a runway at Springfield-Branson National Airport before the plane crashed last Saturday.  A preliminary report on the accident by the National Transportation Safety Board does not indicate pilot John Lambert said he was having any mechanical problems before the crash.   Lambert, his three children, and a family friend died in the crash, which happened about 12:20 a.m. Saturday.  The group flew out of the Lee's Summit Municipal Airport after attending a Kansas City Royals game on Friday night.
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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 Mike Landis, KY3 News and mlandis@ky3.com | September 18, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The Glendale Falcons took to the soccer field on Tuesday night but a hole was in the team's heart.  Before the game against the Joplin Eagles, the grieving student body marked a moment of silence for Grayson Lambert, 16.  Last Saturday, he perished in a plane crash along with his dad, brother, sister, and a family friend. “A great teammate,” said head coach Jeff Rogers.  “[He] worked hard in practice to not only become a better player but to push those around him. " These players aren't about to forget their friend and will pay tribute through the season.
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by Sara Forhetz, KY3 News and sforhetz@ky3.com | September 18, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- Services are set for this Saturday to mourn the loss and celebrate the lives of a father and his three children.  They were all killed in a plane crash near Willard early Saturday. Grayson, McKinley and Joshua Lambert were on board the small plane piloted by their dad, John, when it crashed.  A family friend, Robin Melton, was also killed.  The cause is still unknown, and probably won't be determined for many months. "We didn't know.  Neither one of us knew that our kids were on the plane, we didn't know," said Holly Lambert and Georgia Marshall.  Holly Lambert is still married to John Lambert, who piloted the plane.   They are in the process of getting a divorce.  Georgia Marshall is John's ex-wife.  The two had Grayson and McKinley Lambert; both were killed in the crash.  The Lambert family tells KY3 that Robin Melton, who was also on board, was a close friend of John's.
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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 Linda Russell, KY3 News and lrussell@ky3.com | September 17, 2012
WILLARD, Mo. -- As numbing grief surrounds the family, friends and classmates of the five people killed in a plane crash near Springfield-Branson National Airport, investigators start to piece together why it plummeted to the ground. Cindy Farmer was still awake around 12:30 Saturday morning and heard the plane go down.  Little did she know that five lives ended in that instant, and the grief is just beginning. Planes flying over Andy and Cindy Farmer's place is common.  A light sprinkle was falling from the sky when John Lambert's plane came into earshot.   "I could hear it going from the north, going south, and it caught my ears, I guess because it got lower and lower.  It was kind of, 'reer, reer,' like that.  And then it got so low, I thought, 'Gee, he's awful close,'" said Cindy Farmer.
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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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