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Deadly small plane crash outside St. Louis

CHESTERFIELD, Mo. Police say a small plane has crashed in St. Louis County, killing both people aboard.

St. Louis County Police Capt. Randy Vaughn told CBS St. Louis affiliate KMOV-TV that the victims in Saturday morning's crash were an adult male and a female child. Their ages and identities were not released.

KMOV-TV says the Cirrus SR-22 plane was scheduled to leave the Spirit of St. Louis Airport in West St. Louis County at 4:50 a.m. Saturday, and a distress call was received at about 5:10 a.m.

The Monarch Fire Department told CBS St. Louis station KMOX-AM that the plane didn't clear trees after taking off from the airport.

The FAA has been called into investigate.

Joe Duever, who lives near the crash site, told KMOV-TV that it shook his house.

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