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Thursday, July 01, 2010

Single-Engine Planes Crash Kills 2 in Jefferson County KS

he 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.

Photo screen capture courtesy of the LAWRENCE (KS) JOURNAL-WORLD.

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.

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