The Jefferson County (JfCo) KS Sheriff's department reports that a light plane with 2 occupants on-board crashed just before 8 a.m..
The crash site was reported to be east of Lake Perry and north of U.S. 24 in southeastern JfCo.
The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the plane arrived in Kansas City on Wednesday evening from "Hamilton Municipal Airport in New York" and that the plane had departed K.C. this morning for a destination in Arizona.
The plane had almost reached Salina KS- when the pilot turned around- apparently experincing engine trouble.
The LJW says the plane's engine quit shortly before the crash as the pilot was trying to make an emergency landing at the Lawrence Municipal airport.