By Red Pill  |  11-05-2017   News
Photo credit: okcfox.com

Tragedy has struck on Oklahoma after a private plane burst into flames on mid-air taking the life of the pilot onboard.

Law enforcement agencies as well as emergency medical responders confirmed that one person was killed and another one injured in a plane crash Saturday evening in the northwestern Oklahoma town of Alva.

The Oklahoma State Highway Patrol says that the crash was reported close to the Share Medical Center near both College Boulevard and E0160 Road.

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The event happened less than a mile away from Northwestern Oklahoma State University and knocked out power to the College Campus for several hours before it was fully restored around four hours after.

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On its official Facebook page, Northwestern Oklahoma State University said many parts of Alva are without electricity due to a "significant event" in the southern part of the city.

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Authorities had originally reported that the accident was a helicopter crash but that was later dismissed.

Officials with the Federal Aviation Administration later confirmed that it was indeed a single-engine Bonanza aircraft that had crashed and burned while attempting to land at the airport but apparently failed in it's attempts to approach.

Both investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board will lead the investigation in the coming days to find out what went wrong.

Oklahoma Gas and Electric reported that as per the aircraft crashing power was knocked out for a whopping 1,335 customers around 5:27 PM and was later restored within around four hours.

Source:

http://www.news9.com/story/36765263/plane-crash-in-alva-leaves-one-dead

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