(Lamoni, IA) -- A plane crash in southern Iowa kills an Omaha businessman and his 15 year old relative.
Federal transportation investigators say the small plane crash Thursday morning in Lamoni, Iowa killed both people that were onboard. Dave Paladino was flying the single-engine Cirrus SR-22. Paladino's 15 year old grand-nephew was also on board. Pastor Mark Ashton of Christ Community Church confirmed to 6 News on Friday that Paladino and his grand-nephew were both killed when the plane crashed during take-off at the Lamoni municipal airport, near the Missouri border.
According to the FAA report on the crash, the “aircraft attempted to land but took off immediately and appeared to stall on departure, resulting in a crash” near the south end of the runway that destroyed the plane.
Paladino was the owner of Dino's Storage, Landmark Group, Paladino Development Group and Grncompanies.