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VICTIMS IDENTIFIED IN CRASH OF PLANE FROM LE MARS (Update)

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Authorities in Guthrie County have identified the four victims in a plane crash involving an aircraft that had taken off from Le Mars Friday afternoon.

The Guthrie County Sheriff says the pilot, 49-year-old Edward Anderson of Le Mars, and his three passengers, 36-year-old Patrick Kellen, also of Le Mars, 28-year-old Tyler Douvia of Merrill, and 15-year-old Samantha Clark of Le Mars were found dead in the wreckage of the plane.

The single engine plane was found in a cow pasture around 6:30 Saturday morning.

Authorities say the plane was headed to southwest Iowa on a hunting trip when the pilot suffered a heart attack.

Des Moines Air Traffic Control was informed that Clark, a student pilot, would attempt an emergency landing, but the plane never made it to an airstrip.

The crash site has been secured pending an investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Updated 11:27pm 11/10/18

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Authorities say four people have been confirmed dead in the crash of a plane that left the Le Mars Airport Friday evening and was reported as missing.

The Guthrie County sheriff says the plane was found in a rural pasture southwest of Guthrie Center around 6:30 Saturday morning.

Multiple agencies assisted in the search and no other information on the pilot and passengers has been released.