Saturday, December 2, 2017

Ultralight aircraft: Fatal accident occurred December 02, 2017 near Rosecrans Memorial Airport (KSTJ), St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri



DE KALB, Mo. — The Missouri State Highway Patrol on Saturday confirmed that a St. Joseph man was killed after an ultra-light aircraft crashed at mid-afternoon in a Buchanan County cornfield.

The patrol later identified the victim as 65-year-old Randal K. Reynolds. The agency's report said Reynolds was the lone occupant of the aircraft. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Richard Shelton of the Buchanan County Medical Examiner's Office, with the body taken to Meierhoffer Funeral Home.

Multiple agencies arrived on the scene of the crash in southern Buchanan County, in a cornfield just off Missouri Route JJ, about four miles south of St. Joseph and roughly five miles north of De Kalb.

The patrol, Buchanan County Sheriff's Office and the Buchanan County firefighters provided the first units to work the scene.

The single-engine ultra-light aircraft was completely destroyed, with firefighters extinguishing remaining flames from the crash soon after their arrival. A heavy smell of smoke and burned fuel hung in the air soon after the incident.

The patrol's Troop H headquarters in St. Joseph said the Buchanan County Communications Center received a report at about 2:59 p.m. of a small aircraft that had crashed in the farm field, just west of Route JJ.

The patrol and the sheriff's office continue to investigate the circumstance of the crash. The patrol added the Federal Aviation Administration was not summoned for the probe, since the craft contained no formal registration number.

"It's my understanding, I'm not perfectly clear on this, but it's my understanding that the nature of the aircraft, it's configuration, since it was a homemade ultralight aircraft it did not have a tail number, or anything like so they would not be responding to the scene," Sgt. Jacob Angle, Missouri State Highway Patrol, said.


Original article ➤  http://www.newspressnow.com



ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — A 65-year-old man died on Saturday after the ultralight plane he was piloting crashed near St. Joseph.

Around 3 p.m. Saturday, members of the Mo. State Highway Patrol, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Department, and emergency rescue personnel responded to the crash site in a field just west of Route JJ, approximately 4 miles south of St. Joseph.

Randal K. Reynolds, 65, of St. Joseph, the pilot and lone occupant of a single engine ultralight aircraft, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The investigation into what caused the crash is ongoing.


Original article can be found here ➤  http://fox4kc.com

BUCHANAN COUNTY, Mo. -- A 65-year-old man was killed Saturday after a single-engine ultralight aircraft crashed in a field in Buchanan County.

Randal K. Reynolds, of St. Joseph, was the only occupant of the aircraft.

The crash happened around 3 p.m. Saturday about four miles south of St. Joseph, west of Route JJ.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol, Buchanan County Sheriff's Department and emergency rescue personnel responded to the crash, according to a news release from the MSHP.

Reynolds was pronounced dead at the scene.

The MSHP and the Buchanan County Sheriff's Department will continue investigating.

Original article can be found here ➤  http://www.ozarksfirst.com

ST. JOSEPH, MO (KCTV) -  A small plane crashed and killed one person near St. Joseph today. 

According to Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash happened just before 3 p.m. near JJ Highway, 4 or 5 miles south of St. Joseph. 

They described the plane as being a "homemade ultralight" type of aircraft.

The plane crashed in a field just west of the road. 

The only person inside, 65-year-old Randal K. Reynolds from St. Joseph, was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Buchanan County Sheriff's Office are investigating. 


Original article can be found here ➤  http://www.kctv5.com

BUCHANAN COUNTY, Mo. -- One person is dead after a small aircraft crashed in a cornfield Saturday afternoon. 

According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, emergency crews were called to the field about five miles south of St. Joseph on State Highway JJ on a reported crash. 

The Highway Patrol says a small homemade aircraft was destroyed in the crash and one person had died. No other injuries were reported. 

The identity of the victim has not yet been released pending family notification. 

Law enforcement is still processing the scene as the investigation continues. 

Original article can be found here ➤ http://www.kshb.com

(BUCHANAN COUNTY) One person was killed in an ultralight aircraft crash in Buchanan County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The crash happened in a field near State Highway JJ.

Emergency crews were called out to the scene around 3:00 p.m. Saturday.

The identity of the victim has not been released.

Original article can be found here ➤ http://www.kq2.com

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