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Neighbor witnessed moment before plane crash left two dead in Osage Beach

OSAGE BEACH, Mo. (KMIZ)

Authorities are investigating a plane crash in Osage Beach.

According to a press release, the Osage Beach Police Department received calls of a plane crash at Grand Glaize Airport around 1:30 p.m.

Police found the site of the crash near Sleepy Hollow Road.

Police say two people were on board the plane at the time of the crash, and both were killed. They have identified the victims as Scott and Amy Lowe of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa.

Emergency services were still at the scene investigating as of 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Osage Beach Police Department was assisted by the Osage Beach Ambulance Service, Osage Beach Fire Protection District, Missouri State Highway Patrol, and Camden County Sheriff’s Office.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board have been contacted and will take over the scene and investigation.

The crash happened in a wooded area near residential areas. Alan Blair lives right next to the woods where the plane crashed and saw it going down while mowing his lawn.

"This plane was kind of acting odd, and then all the sudden it just kinda went up and rolled over then went straight down, then I took off running down there," Blair said.

He said he saw an explosion before he could get down to the plane.

"I made one circle around the plane and then a bigger one just trying, hoping someone got thrown clear, but that just wasn't meant to happen," Blair said.

When he called the authorities, he said the line was tied up so he figured plenty of people had also called in the crash. He said the fire and rescue team and police showed up about 10 minutes later.

"There was nothing I could do. I just backed off and waited for someone to get there just to see if they needed anything," Blair said. "It was obvious there wasn't going to be any survivors from that, from what I saw."

Blair mentioned how heartbroken he feels for the families of the two people who lost there lives in the crash.

Police on the scene could not provide any additional information. Officers did not allow reporters near the site of the crash, saying it was on private property.

Watch ABC17 News at 9 and 10 tonight for the full story.

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Sydney Olsen

Sydney Olsen reports in the evenings during the week and on the weekend.

Connor Hirsch

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