Two men were found dead after a small plane crashed Jan. 16 in Kingfisher County, Oklahoma, investigators told KOCO News 5.
Investigators do not know how or why the plane crashed, according to KOCO 5. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said the plane took off from Wiley Post Airport near Oklahoma City, but officers are not sure about the plane’s destination. (RELATED: Horrifying Footage Shows Small Plane Crash Into Truck Full Of People On California Highway Before Bursting Into Flames)
“We don’t know where the plane was going. All we know is it left Wiley Post at about 12:15 and then was here about 12:45,” Trooper Brandt Skinner told the outlet.
The plane crashed in a vacant wheatfield about six and a half miles east of Kingfisher, according to the outlet. Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers and sheriff’s deputies arrived on the scene following the crash at around 12:45.
“Something like this is obviously a real tragedy, and you never want to pull up on something like this,” Skinner continued, KOCO 5 reported.
The National Transportation Safety Board identified the plane as a Piper PA-32 and said the board is investigating the cause of the crash, according to a Twitter post Jan. 16.
NTSB is investigating the Jan. 16 crash of a Piper PA-32 near Kingfisher, Oklahoma.
— NTSB Newsroom (@NTSB_Newsroom) January 16, 2023
“As Highway Patrol, we want to make sure we do what we can to answer questions for families and get a better idea of what’s going on,” Skinner told the outlet.