Plane crashes into Kansas airport building killing 4

4 die and 5 injured as plane hits Kansas airport building

Updated: 
4 killed as plane crashes into Kansas Airport building


At least four people have died and five injured when a small plane crashed into an airport building in Wichita, Kansas.

The Beechcraft aircraft lost power shortly after taking off, and crashed into the FlightSafety international building.

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) spokesman Tony Molinaro reportedly told local media the plane crashed while attempting to return to the runway.

Between 50 and 60 firefighters were called to the scene at 9.50am local time after the crash caused a "horrific fire".

Plane Crashes Into Wichita Building, Kills 4


According to the BBC, a fire official said three of the dead were actually inside the building when the plane hit, while a fourth body - believed to be the pilot - was later found on the roof.

One of the five people injured in the crash is currently listed in serious condition at hospital.

Fire Chief Ron Blackwell told CNN: "Firefighters engaged in a horrific fight for several minutes. We have the fire under control. We are in the process of trying to determine if all the employees and visitors who may have been in the building are accounted for."

FAA and National Transportation Safety Board investigators are on the scene.

15 flights from hell

15 flights from hell


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