LAMONI, Iowa — Two people were killed in a Thursday morning plane crash near the Lamoni Municipal Airport, the Federal Aviation Administration confirms.
Two people, one from the flight crew and the other a passenger, were killed.
Dave Paladino of the Omaha area was killed, along with a 15-year-old family member, according to Kevin Paladino, one of Dave's brothers.
Dave, bottom left in the picture above, "was a good man," his brother, Kevin, said in a phone conversation with Local 5.
Dave got his piot's license in the last year and enjoyed flying.
"He had an adventurous spirit and was a good man," said Paladino.
Dave Paladino leaves behind a wife and three children.
The aircraft was registered to Airmark Group LLC, which is based in Valley, Nebraska.
According to a nearby business owner, he could see flames and smoke.
A National Traffic Safety Bureau investigator was expected to arrive Thursday evening.
The NTSB told Local 5 investigators will begin the process of documenting the scene and examining the aircraft once they are at the location.
Part of their investigation will be to request radar data, weather information, air traffic control communication, airplane maintenance records and the pilot's medical records. Investigators "will look at the human, machine and the environment as the outline" of their investigation.
The preliminary NTSB report is expected to publish in the next 15 days, and the final report is expected to take between one or two years.
This is a developing story and will be updated with more information.