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Sheriff: 2 dead in small plane crash in eastern Iowa

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MUSCATINE, Iowa (AP) -- Authorities in eastern Iowa say two people have died in the crash of a small plane in a cornfield in rural Muscatine County.

The Muscatine Journal reports that the crash happened Wednesday afternoon about 4 miles north of Muscatine.

Sheriff Quinn Riess says at least two people on board the single-engine Piper died in the crash.

Riess says his office was contacted around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday by Quad City Air Traffic Control reporting they had lost contact with an airplane in the area.

Riess said deputies and police officers from Muscatine and Wilton launched a search on the ground and soon found the wreckage.

Officials have not released the names of the people killed.

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