'Homemade ultralight' plane crashes near St. Joseph - KCTV5 News

'Homemade ultralight' plane crashes near St. Joseph

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ST. JOSEPH, MO (KCTV) -

A small plane crashed and killed one person near St. Joseph today. 

According to Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash happened just before 3 p.m. near JJ Highway, 4 or 5 miles south of St. Joseph. 

They described the plane as being a "homemade ultralight" type of aircraft.

The plane crashed in a field just west of the road. 

The only person inside, 65-year-old Randal K. Reynolds from St. Joseph, was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Buchanan County Sheriff's Office are investigating. 

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