MILLERSBURG —Authorities have identified the pilot who died in a mid-Missouri plane crash Tuesday.
The Callaway County Sheriff's said Jared F. Hobaugh's was flying the small plane that crashed Tuesday in a pasture. Hobaugh, 31, was flying the plane to Wichita, Kan., where he has family. From Wichita, he planned to fly the plane to Alaska where he lives and operates as a tour guide.
Sheriff Dennis Crane said the plane, a 1947 Piper airplane, went down in a pasture about five miles east of Columbia Regional Airport. Hobaugh had recently purchased the plane at an air show in Pennsylvania.
Crane said witnesses reported seeing a plane flying about 50 or 60 feet above the ground. They heard a sputtering engine and smelled gas fumes, then heard a crash a few minutes later.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Benton Airport in Benton, Kan.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.