Muscatine plane crash leaves two dead

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Eastern Iowa authorities say two people are dead after their plane crashed in a cornfield, in Muscatine County.

The Muscatine Journal reports the crash happened, about four miles north of Muscatine.

Sheriff Quinn Riess says they were contacted around 2:30 p.m, by Quad City Air Traffic Control, on a report that they had lost contact with an airplane in the area.

Riess said deputies and police officers from Muscatine and Wilton launched a search on the ground and soon found the wreckage.

The names of the people killed haven’t been released yet.

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