Thursday 24 November 2022 08:56 PM Illinois grandparents killed in plane crash en route to Thanksgiving ... trends now

Thursday 24 November 2022 08:56 PM Illinois grandparents killed in plane crash en route to Thanksgiving ... trends now
Thursday 24 November 2022 08:56 PM Illinois grandparents killed in plane crash en route to Thanksgiving ... trends now

Thursday 24 November 2022 08:56 PM Illinois grandparents killed in plane crash en route to Thanksgiving ... trends now

An Illinois grandma and grandpa were killed in a plane crash Saturday on their way to celebrate Thanksgiving with their son and grandchildren. 

Joseph Kreher, 64, and Patty Kreher, 66, were killed when their plane, a Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche, crashed in North Carolina, just minutes away from the runway at the Smith Reynolds Airport in Winston-Salem. 

According to KSDK, the Krehers had departed from the St. Louis Downtown Airport in Cahokia, Illinois, and made a stop in London, Kentucky, before their plane ultimately crashed around 11.15am.   

The grandparents had reportedly been circling the runway before the 'airplane lost control' and hit the ground. 

The plane, which crashed just outside the Smith-Reynolds Airport in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, appeared mangled as officials investigated the crash

The plane, which crashed just outside the Smith-Reynolds Airport in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, appeared mangled as officials investigated the crash

Patty Kreher, 66, and Joseph Kreher, 64, were killed in a plane crash Saturday

Patty Kreher, 66, and Joseph Kreher, 64, were killed in a plane crash Saturday

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Pete Wentz with the National Transportation Safety Board provided an update on the crash Saturday afternoon and said that the Krehers approached from the west, ready to land on runway 3-3 before they began a circle of the airport. 

'The pilot communicated saying he needed to circle the airport for a second attempt and during the circling maneuver, the airplane lost control and impacted the ground,' Wentz said. 

A family member who spoke with WGHP said that the Krehers were flying into town to celebrate Thanksgiving, a trip they had made several times. 

According to the National

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