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Two Dead in Plane Crash at Mid-Continent Airport

Contact: Doug Nolte, Wichita Police Department, 316-650-7681 |

A plane crash occurred just before 10 am on Thursday, Oct.30, at the Flight Safety Building at Wichita Mid-Continent Airport. Two people who were inside the building have been confirmed dead. Four people have been transported to local hospitals, three with serious injuries. Five people are unaccounted and officials are still identifying others who may be missing. Approximately 100 people (employees and visitors) were in the building at the time of the crash.

A Beechcraft King Air 200 struck the top of the building but the cause of the crash is unknown at this time. Information about the pilot, any passengers or the destination of the aircraft is not yet known.

Responding agencies included the Wichita Fire Department, Wichita Police Department, Mid-Continent Public Safety Department, Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office, Kansas Highway Patrol and the FBI. Fire officials report the crash resulted in a two-alarm fire that is ongoing. Firefighters have been evacuated from the building which has been declared unstable.

Mid-Continent flights are largely on schedule with a few reported delays. Passengers should check with their airlines regarding any flight changes and arrive at the airport as early as possible due to traffic congestion in the area.

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