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Hotline Released for Plane Crash

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

Wichita City officials have created a hotline for those who witnessed this morning’s plane crash, have footage of the crash or are trying to locate family members who may have been in the building.

The Wichita Fire Department also released more details about the search and rescue efforts. The primary focus is now on the north end of the building. Fire crews have searched three of the four flight simulators but due to the collapse they have been unable to search the fourth simulator. Heavy equipment and a structural engineer will be needed to finish the search.

The National Transportation and Safety Board (NTSB) are expected to arrive later this evening to assist in the investigation.

Public safety officials have confirmed four people are dead after a Beechcraft King Air 200 crashed into the top of the Flight Safety International Cessna Learning Center North building at Wichita Mid-Continent Airport just before 10 am on Thursday, Oct.30. Five people have been transported to local hospitals with serious injuries. The cause of the crash is still unknown.

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