POSTED: Thursday, October 7, 2010 - 7:31am
UPDATED: Thursday, October 7, 2010 - 7:45am
A small plane crash in Missouri claims one life, but two people manage to escape with their lives.
Authorities say the plane was trying to land at a private airport in Springfield around 11 am Wednesday.
It crashed on the west end of the runway and went up in flames.
Authorities say the pilot walked away from the wreckage but two women were stuck inside.
Rescue crews were able to pull one victim out, but the fire was too hot to save the other woman.
Very few other details have been released. The FAA is investigating the cause of the crash.