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Grandparents Killed in Plane Crash on Their Way to Visit Family for Thanksgiving
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Grandparents Killed in Plane Crash on Their Way to Visit Family for Thanksgiving

Patty and Joe Kreher were killed when their small plane lost control while attempting to land in North Carolina.

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Two grandparents died in a small town in Illinois after their small, twin-engine plane crashed in North Carolina on Saturday. Joseph and Patty Kreher reportedly took off from Cahokia's St. Louis Downtown Airport and made a stop in London, Kentucky, before continuing on to Winston-Salem. They were on their way to visit family for Thanksgiving when the twin-engine Piper PA-30 Joe was flying crashed near the airport. Speaking to WGHP, the family revealed that the pair had safely made the trip from St. Louis to North Carolina multiple times before. 

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"It's just going to be hard for everyone that knew Joe and Patty," Freeburg Mayor Seth Speiser said, reports KSDK. "I knew Joe and Patty, they had a machine shop off of 159, very well-liked people in the area. They had an unbelievable business out there. I feel sorry for all the families that work there too. Because it was a mom-and-pop shop and now mom and pop are no longer there."