2 die in single-engine plane crash at Lee’s Summit airport

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LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say an Iowa pilot and his passenger have died after a single-engine plane crashed at a suburban Kansas City airport.

Lee’s Summit police Sgt. Chris Depue says the crash happened around 6:10 p.m. Tuesday at Lee’s Summit Municipal Airport. Responding crews found the 1964 Piper PA-28 on the west side of the airport tarmac. The victims were identified Wednesday as 53-year-old Vincent Basile and 24-year-old Kelli Basile, both of Des Moines, Iowa.

Depue says the initial investigation indicates they crashed while traveling to Lee’s Summit to meet family.

Depue says no one else was aboard the plane, and no other injuries were reported.

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