By KY3 Staff

NEW MELLE, Mo. (KY3) – Two people on board a plane that crashed near New Melle are presumed dead.

An official told our St. Louis sister station, KMOV, that the small twin-engine plane was found near State Highway F and Rugged Acres Lane around 10 p.m. Saturday. The wreckage was spread out around 300 yards. The site was deemed “unsurvivable.”

First responders from six different counties responded to the crash. The National Transportation Safety Board is now taking over the investigation.

Additional details are limited. We will update as more information becomes available.