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Pilot killed in Missouri plane crash lived in Vero Beach

Posted: 3:17 PM, Jun 12, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-12 16:17:12-04
Pilot killed in Bates County plane crash

One person died in a plane crash in Bates County, Missouri Monday morning.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol said that the crash happened off of Interstate 49 between Adrian and Passaic. The Bates County Sheriff's Office called the area part of rural Butler.

MSHP confirmed the pilot was the only person on board the small plane and was killed in the accident.

Bates County Coroner Greg Mullinax identified him as John McConnell Jr. The flight tracking site FlightAware shows that the plane had left the airport in Vero Beach where he had a home, several hours earlier.

The Bates County Sheriff's Office said that the plane crashed into a grain bin.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report