October 30, 2014

Small Plane Crash at Mid-Continent Airport

Date:  October 30, 2014

A plane crash occurred just before 10 am today at the FlightSafety Building, located at 1851 Airport Road on Wichita Mid-Continent Airport. Two people who were inside the building have been confirmed dead.  Four people have been transported to local hospitals, three with serious injuries. Five people are unaccounted and officials are still identifying others who may be missing.  Approximately 100 people (employees and visitors) were in the building at the time of the crash.

A Beechcraft King Air 200 struck the top of the building but the cause of the crash is unknown at this time. Information about the pilot, any passengers or the destination of the aircraft is not yet known.

Potential victims on the plane have not been confirmed.  The building has sustained serious damage, including the collapse of walls and ceilings.

Responding agencies included the Wichita Fire Department, Wichita Police Department, Mid-Continent Public Safety Department, Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office, Kansas Highway Patrol and the FBI.  Fire officials report the crash resulted in a two-alarm fire that is ongoing.  Firefighters have been evacuated from the building which has been declared unstable.

Mid-Continent flights are largely on schedule with a few reported delays. Passengers should check with their airlines regarding any flight changes and arrive at the airport as early as possible due to traffic congestion in the area.

Media Contacts

Valerie Wise

Air Service & Business Development Manager

(316) 946-4780

Brad Christopher

Assistant Director of Airports

(316) 946-4700

Victor White

Director of Airports

(316) 946-4700

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