Local Man Dies in LaPlata Plane Crash

A local man dies in a plane crash in Northern Missouri.

The small plane went down in Chariton county Sunday. A 1946 Cessna — it crashed in a hay field. One of those killed — from LaPlata. 40 year old Andrew Beautte. Also killed a woman from De Moines. They were the only two on the plane. It’s thought that Beautte was the pilot. The plane took off from Macon Sunday evening — likely a pleasure flight — but officials still trying to piece things together. The FAA will investigate to determine the cause.