Andrew Mollenbeck and Beau Bowman – Reporters

LAMONI, Iowa —

A preliminary report indicates two people were aboard when a small plane crashed near Lamoni along Interstate 35 Thursday morning.

The sheriff’s office said the incident happened just before 8 a.m. The plane crashed near the runway at the Lamoni Municipal Airport on airport property. Airport sources tell KCCI the plane was attempting to land when it crashed.

The Federal Aviation Administration said in a release that preliminary reports indicate two people were on board the single-engine Cirrus SR-22.

“The FAA will release the aircraft tail number after investigators verify it at the accident scene,” FAA officials said in a news release. “The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate. The NTSB will be in charge of the investigation and will provide additional updates. Neither agency identifies people involved in aircraft accidents.”

People working near the crash site tell KCCI they heard what sounded like an explosion.

No other details have been released, including any injuries or deaths in the crash.