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A fatal plane crash north of Springfield near Willard. Image by Courtesy KY3
It'll be at least several days before a preliminary report from the NTSB sheds any light on why a small plane crashed near Willard, killing all five people on board.
It went down near Cindy Farmer's house. She says she saw a red fireball in the sky just after midnight Saturday.
"I went and looked out the window, and it was getting louder and louder. I thought, 'boy, he's right behind us'. When I looked, I heard the hit. It was like a sonic boom, it shook."
There wasn't much left of the plane, but KY3-TV reports investigators are trying to piece together enough so they can find out what happened. They say small engine planes don't usually have recording devices on board.
John Lambert, his three kids Joshua, 10, McKinley, 15, and Grayson, 16 were headed home from a Royals game with Robin Melton, a family friend.
Just before Sunday's game in Kansas City, their pictures were shown on the scoreboard during a moment of silence.
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