Two People Dead After Plane Registered to Company Based in Des Moines Crashes in Missouri

LEE'S SUMMIT, Missouri -- Two people were killed Tuesday night when a plane with Iowa ties crashed in Lee's Summit, Missouri.

Few details have been released other than the single-engine plane was trying to land around 6 p.m. and the crash happened just outside of Kansas City, Missouri, at the Lee's Summit Municipal Airport.

While the exact origin of the flight is unknown, the plane is registered to Teko Air, which is a company based in Des Moines.

Lee’s Summit Police Sergeant Chris Depue told KSHB, “"Our initial investigation says this was their destination. This is where they were heading this evening.”

Authorities haven't confirmed who was on board because they want to notify relatives.

At this point, there`s no indication that the plane was in distress or issued a Mayday call when it went down.

"Right now we`re working with the FAA as well as our criminal investigations division just to conduct a thorough investigation and gather those initial facts so that we have a full understanding of what happened," said Sgt. Depue.