BUCHANAN COUNTY, Mo. – At approximately 2:59 p.m., on December 2, 2017, Troop H Headquarters received a report from the Buchanan County Communication Center of a small aircraft that crashed approximately four miles south of St. Joseph, Missouri, in Buchanan County.

Members of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Department, and emergency rescue personnel responded to the area and located a single engine ultralight aircraft crashed in a field just west of Route JJ. The only occupant of the aircraft, Randal K. Reynolds, 65, of St. Joseph, Missouri, was pronounced dead at the scene.