posted an associated press article on their site Sunday, October 5. The lead of the article was almost the same as the title of the article.
The problem is that the second sentence of the article could have been used as the lead.

The lead:

Federal authorities are investigating a small plane crash in Fayette County.”

The second sentence gives thorough information about where, who, what, and when:

Federal Aviation Administration officials say a single-engine plane crashed on the athletic field at Starrs Mill High School in Fayetteville Sunday afternoon.

Although the first sentence tells who, what, and where, it is important to get as much information in the lead as possible. The two sentences create a sense of redundancy.