Wichita Plane Crash Kills 2, May Have Been Bound for Mena Airport

Two are dead and 4 have been injured after a small airplane crashed into a 2-story flight safety building just before 10 a.m. at an airport in Wichita, Kansas.

The plane, a twin engine Beechcraft King Air, may have been bound for the airport in Mena, AR, according to flight plan records. The same model aircraft was scheduled to take off at the time of the crash, and arrive in Mena at 10:36 a.m. According to records, a Beechcraft King Air never reached its destination at the Mena airport.

The Beechcraft lost an engine during takeoff from the Mid-Continent Airport in Wichita, causing the crash into the flight safety building.

Wichita Fire Chief Ronald Blackwell confirmed the injuries and fatalities on late Thursday morning.

At this time, 6 others have not been accounted for, according to Blackwell.

Records show the plane is owned by Beechcraft Corporation.