Officials confirm that missing plane has been found, crashed in a harvested corn field in Poweshiek County near Brooklyn. Civil Air Patrol Captain Doug Jansen says the single-engine aircraft did not give off a distress beacon, making the search more of a challenge.Captain Jansen says the plane was located by one of their airborne search teams after a tip from someone on the ground. He could not confirm the fate of the four people who were believed aboard — though reports say there were no survivors. Jansen says it appears at least a few of the people were from the Des Moines area.The plane was headed for the Des Moines suburb of Ankeny from the Chicago area late yesterday.Poweshiek County Sheriff Tom Sheets says the call came out a bit after midnight to try and locate a missing plane, and this morning they got the bad news that it had been found. The sheriff says someone drove by and saw it out in a field, though apparently nobody saw or heard it crash. The state medical examiner’s office was called to the scene as well as transportation investigators. All they can say for now is that it’s confirmed this was the missing plane, there are four fatalities and the family has been notified. The plane, a 1966 Piper “Cherokee Six,” was registered in Chandler, Arizona, and the owner is listed in the FAA aircraft registry database as Dan Lawson.
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