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Small Plane Crashes into Kansas Airport Building; 4 Dead, 5 Injured

FireA twin-engine Beechcraft crashed into a building at Mid-Continent Airport in Wichita, Kansas, on October 30.

The aircraft reported trouble soon after departing from the airport. It then lost power and crashed into the flight safety center, while it was returning to the runway.

Atleast 4 people, including the pilot Mark Goldstein, were killed in the accident while 5 others were injured. One of the injured is believed to be in critical condition.

According to Wichita Fire Chief Ron Blackwell, the pilot was the only one travelling in the plane. Officials also said that the flight safety building had around 100 occupants at the time of accident.

The FAA and the NTSB are investigating.

American Eagle Flight Lands in Emergency with Cracked Windshield

American eagleAn American Eagle flight, operated by Express Jet, had to divert and make an emergency landing at Mid-Continent Airport in Wichita, Kansas, just after 8:30 a.m. on September 22.

The Flight 2539 was on its way from Sioux Falls, South Dakota to Dallas, Texas, with 49 passengers and 3 crew members aboard, when its windshield cracked midair.

The pilots then decided to divert to Wichita where it made an uneventful emergency landing. Everyone aboard remained unhurt.

Investigators are looking into the cause of crack.

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