Kansas plane crashes in northern Oklahoma, killing 5
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the small plane that crashed in northern Oklahoma is from Independence, Kansas.
News 9 in Oklahoma City reports the six-seater plane was en route to Ponca City Airport's monthly fly-in breakfast.
The Independence Rural Fire Department released the following statement:
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says five people were killed when a small plane crashed in northern Oklahoma.
A patrol report says the five died shortly before 11 a.m. Saturday when the single-engine plane crashed near Ponca City, about 90 miles (145 kilometers) north of Oklahoma City.
The names of the five were not released.
Highway Patrol Lt. Kera Philippi and National Transportation Safety Board spokesman Peter Knudson said the victims had attended a breakfast at Ponca City Regional Airport before the crash.
Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford said the plane crashed shortly after take-off.
Knudson and Lunsford said both agencies were sending investigators to the site and that the aircraft was an Extra EA400, which is described as a six-passenger, corporate aircraft.
Philippi said the plane burned after the crash, obliterating much of its tail number.
Authorities say a small plane crashed in northern Oklahoma, killing everyone on board.
Kay County Sheriff Steve Kelley says the plane crashed Saturday morning near Ponca City, about 90 miles (145 kilometers) north of Oklahoma City.
FAA spokesman Lynn Lunsford said in an email that as many as six people may have been onboard the single-engine Extra EA400 plane when it crashed and burned shortly after take-off from Ponca City Regional Airport.
Kelley and Highway Patrol Lt. Kera Philippi say investigators haven't confirmed how many people were on board, but that no one survived.
Lunsford says the FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash.
The Extra EA400 is described as a six-seat corporate aircraft.
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8/4/2018 5:29:27 PM (GMT -5:00)