Small plane crashes in Missouri hayfield after pilot and 6 passengers jump during skydiving flight

Federal authorities have reported that a small plane crashed in a Missouri field on Saturday, with a pilot and six passengers on board. Fortunately, all seven individuals were able to safely jump from the aircraft before the crash occurred.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has informed Fox News Digital that the Cessna U206C, a single-engine aircraft, crashed near the Butler Memorial Airport around 1 p.m.

There is limited information currently accessible regarding the events preceding the crash.

According to the agency, initial findings suggest that the aircraft was on a “skydiving mission,” and fortunately, both the pilot and all passengers managed to evacuate the plane before it crashed.

A small plane, carrying two individuals, has crashed in a suburb of Nashville, according to the local police.

The Bates County Sheriff’s Office discovered the wreckage of a Cessna U206C in a hayfield located east of the airport’s runways.

According to information provided by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to Fox News Digital, the aircraft had a total of seven individuals on board during the flight.

According to the Bates County Sheriff’s Office, the pilot, who had parachuted off the plane, was found in a hangar at the airport. KCTV reported that the six passengers also parachuted from the plane before the crash.

A Washington pilot, who was reported missing, has been found dead in a plane crash in a forested area.

The pilot and passengers were treated by paramedics at the scene before they were all released, according to the sheriff’s office.

The sheriff’s office reported that the first responders discovered the wreckage of the aircraft in a hayfield located to the east of the airport’s runways. They described the plane as a “total loss.”

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The NTSB investigators will retrieve the wreckage and transport it to an offsite facility for in-depth analysis.

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