ATCHISON COUNTY, Kan. Two people are dead after a Sunday morning plane crash in Atchison County.
It happened about 10:30 a.m. near Cummings. We've learned the two people killed in the crash were the plane's only two occupants. One of the dead was reportedly a stunt pilot who had performed at the Amelia Earhart Festival in Atchison Saturday night. The other was a passenger in the plane.
Kansas City's KCTV 5 reports from the Atchison County Sheriff's Office that the plane was piloted by 64-year-old Vlado Lenoch of Burr Ridge, Ill. The passenger was identified as 34-year-old Bethany Root, of Atchison.
The Kansas Highway Patrol says Root was the manager of Atchison's Amelia Earhart Airport.
Officials are working to determine what caused the crash.
Here is the crash site, near Cummings, KS. pic.twitter.com/24SfbZeXxf— Nathan Vickers (@nathanvickers) July 16, 2017