Sun. 10:11pm: Plane crashes in Missouri; registered in Youngstown

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Two people were killed when a single-engine locally registered plane crashed at a small airport near downtown Kansas City.

The single-engine Mooney crashed shortly after taking off this afternoon from the Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport, reports state. No other injuries were reported.

The victims’ identities haven’t been released.

Lynn Lunsford, spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration, said the pilot reported engine trouble shortly after departing the airport. He said the plane crashed about a quarter mile from the airport. FAA records show the plane was registered to Air McRoyal of Youngstown.

Lunsford said investigators were headed to the scene.

Wheeler Airport, located just west of downtown Kansas City, is used largely by corporate and recreational flyers.