Oklahoma plane crash kills five

September 6th, 2009 - 12:15 am ICT by BNO News  

TULSA, Oklahoma (BNO NEWS) — A small plane crashed in a park near Tulsa, Oklahoma on Saturday morning, killing all five people on board, authorities told BNO News.

The 1976-build Piper PA-32R-300 plane, capable of carrying up to seven people, went down minutes after it took off from Richard Lloyd Jones Jr. Airport in Tulsa around 10.40 a.m. CDT. The plane’s flight plan showed the aircraft was en-route to Dallas Love Field Airport in Texas, where it was due to arrive around around 12.09 p.m. CDT.

“According to the control tower, he clipped a wire and the aircraft crashed nearby in Chandler Park,” said Lynn Lunsford, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

All five persons on board were killed in the crash, but no one in the park was injured. According to KRMG Newsradio, the victims are two males and three females between 19 and 50 years old. Official records showed the plane was registered to the Lester Stephen T. Trustee at South 26th West Avenue in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Because there are fatalities in the crash, the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash.

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