A search ended Wednesday for five people missing after a commuter plane crashed and burned as it carried doctors and other medical professionals to a conference. Their bodies were recovered from the wreckage.

Thirteen people died in the crash Tuesday, but two escaped with broken bones.

"It was remarkable," said National Transportation Safety Board member Carol J. Carmody of the survivors.

The plane took off from St. Louis and went down Tuesday night with 15 people aboard as it came in for a landing in Kirksville, a city of about 17,000.

Carmody did not release the names of those who died in the crash, although some of the victims have been identified by family members and employers.

Authorities called it a miracle that anyone survived the crash of the Jetstream 32, a 19-seat twin-engine turboprop flown by Corporate Airlines.

Rescuers found the plane's fuselage in flames, with one of its wings broken off. Other wreckage, including the tail, was scattered over a half-mile-wide area. Carmody said most of the wreckage was found in an area of about 40 by 60 feet.

The two survivors, a 44-year-old woman and a 68-year-old man, suffered broken bones and burns, and were in fair condition Wednesday.

"We see car accidents with worse injuries coming in here every week," said Charles Zeman, director of trauma services at Northeast Regional Medical Center. "This is truly a miracle."