Plane dropping candy on church event crashes, killing 2

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Posted: Jul 22, 2015 5:54 PM

AUBURN, Wyo. (AP) — A small plane that had been dropping candy on a church gathering in western Wyoming crashed, killing two men on board.

The wreck Tuesday night killed 22-year-old Brad Lefevre and 64-year-old Chad Burton, both of the Afton area in Star Valley. The plane went down near homes, but officials say nobody on the ground was hurt.

Lincoln County Sheriff Shane Johnson says the aircraft crashed about a half-mile from the church event being held in a park. He says he believes people at the event saw the impact.

Johnson says there's no indication it hit anything before crashing about 5 miles northwest of Afton.

The Federal Aviation Administration says it and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate what caused the single-engine Aeronca 7BCM to crash.