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Biplane crashes during northwest Missouri airshow

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CAMERON, Mo. (AP) – Authorities say a biplane has crashed during an air show in northwest Missouri. No information on the condition of the pilot was immediately available.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol said it received a report just before 2 p.m. Saturday about the crash at the Cameron Air Show. The patrol referred questions to the Cameron Police Department, which was preparing for a news conference. The phone number for Cameron Memorial Airport Manager Eric Evans rang unanswered.

Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Elizabeth Cory said in an email that an investigation has started into the crash of the Pitts biplane and that the National Transportation Safety Board also was involved. NTSB spokesman Keith Holloway says reports indicate the plane may have hit trees near the airport.

No other details were immediately available.