Wichita plane crash update

A twin-engine plane crashed into a building in Wichita, Kansas, this morning, shortly after it took off.

Here’s a little of what I know about the situation.

  • The plane was N52SZ, a King Air 200, which is registered to the Beechcraft Corporation. Wichita is the home of several manufacturers of general aviation aircraft.
  • The plane was flying to Mena, Arkansas, where the company also has a plant.
  • Shortly after takeoff, the pilot declared an emergency, saying he’d lost an engine. But there was no further communication.

KSN TV in Wichita is providing coverage.