Kansas Couple Killed in SW Missouri Plane Crash

Authorities say a recently-married couple killed in a southwest Missouri plane crash were from Gardner, Kansas.
Stone County Missouri Sheriff Doug Rader on Monday identified the victims as 52-year-old Keith Curtis and 45-year-old Dawn Curtis.
Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Elizabeth Isham Cory said their single-engine Piper Cherokee went down Sunday night in a pasture about a mile northwest of the Branson West Municipal Airport.
Relatives said in a statement that the couple was married on Nov. 11 after dating for several years. They were on their way to Branson for a four-day, pre-Christmas family vacation.
The FAA is investigating the cause of the crash.