Date: Oct. 30, 2017 – 12:51 pm
Wichita public safety officials have confirmed four people are dead after a Beechcraft King Air 200 crashed into the top of the Flight Safety Building at Wichita Mid-Continent Airport just before 10 am on Thursday, Oct.30. Five people have been transported to local hospitals with serious injuries. Officials are still trying to locate four of the approximately 100 people who were reportedly in the building at the time of the crash.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation. Information about the pilot, any passengers or the destination of the aircraft is not yet known.
Fire officials report the crash resulted in a two-alarm fire that is now under control. 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. Those who do not have scheduled flights should avoid the area.
Family members who are trying to locate missing relatives should come to 1780 Airport Road.