Law Enforcement Reports an Aircraft Possibly Went Down in Eastern Grundy County
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 – The Highway Patrol Public Information Officer Corporal Justin Dunn reported preliminary information from the Federal Aviation Administration that a Cessna 177 left Randolph County and was headed to the Kirksville airport on Monday, February 8, 2021. However, there was no indication the aircraft landed in Kirksville. GPS coordinates show the aircraft might have gone down in eastern Grundy County near Humphreys, MO.
The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office is in charge of the search with Highway Patrol assisting along with First Responders. They are looking for a white single-engine Cessna with red stripes. It is believed a pilot and a passenger occupied the aircraft.
Dunn says the agencies searched late into the night of February 8th and restarted the next morning. As of The Milan Standard’s deadline, a report was made that the crash site was located. More information will be published when it becomes available.