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A Beechcraft King Air 200 crashed into a building at Mid-Continent Airport in Wichita, Kansas. The crash killed at least two people and injured four others. More updates as we get them.

Update: Firefighters are on scene, as reported on the local fire department scanner here.

This is not a small fire. Crews are setting up a hundred-foot perimeter for fear that the building sagging may turn into a collapse.

CNN is reporting on Twitter via the FAA that the plane lost power on takeoff.

A local NBC affiliate is reporting that the plane crashed into a flight safety building.


It appears that the building is a Cessna Learning Center set up by Flight Safety ( here's a press release detailing the site). It should be noted that Beechcraft and Cessna are both based in Wichita.


In an odd (and perhaps good) coincidence, there was a simulated plane crash there at ICT yesterday, in which firefighters put out an aircraft fire.


The fire has been extinguished and flights operations at the airport are normal.

Tweet from the airport's official account on Wednesday

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