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2 die in gryocopter crash in Butler County

Two people died Tuesday afternoon after a helicopter crash in Butler County.
Two people died Tuesday afternoon after a helicopter crash in Butler County.(KWCH)
Published: Nov. 3, 2020 at 2:30 PM CST
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BUTLER COUNTY, Kan. (KWCH) - Update: Two men died Tuesday afternoon after the gyrocopter they were in crashed in Butler County, southwest of Potwin.

The Kansas Highway Patrol said around 1:30 pm., the gyrocopter was flying southbound into a field at 7800 NW Tawakoni Road when it crashed into a field for unknown reasons. KHP said the men took off from the McMaster Gliderport in Wichita.

The men were identified as 58-year-old Kerry Trent and 53-year-old Shannon Tucker, both of Wichita.

One person has died in a helicopter crash in Butler County.

Dispatchers confirm the scene of the crash is located west of Potwin, near K-196 and NW Towakani Road

Eyewitness News has a crew headed to the scene.

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