Region/state digest 10/18/04

Monday, October 18, 2004

Kelso man injured in motorcycle accident

A Kelso, Mo., man was seriously injured at 1 p.m. Saturday from a motorcycle accident on Route UU, four miles southeast of Scopus, Mo., the Missouri State Highway Patrol said. William LeGrand, 43, failed to negotiate a curve, ran off the road. He was taken to Saint Francis Medical Center.

Investigators study altitude in jet crash

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Federal investigators said Saturday they were studying whether altitude contributed to a loss of engine power that sent a 50-seat jet crashing into a residential area of Jefferson City Thursday night. Preliminary data from the flight data recorder showed the jet was flying at its maximum altitude of 41,000 a few minutes before both engines lost power.

-- From staff, wire reports