Fatal plane crash in Russell County

RUSSELL COUNTY, Kansas – The Kansas Highway Patrol identified the man who died in an airplane crash early this afternoon. Rufus Woods III, 65, of Cimarron, was alone when his single-engine plane went down shortly after noon on Sunday.

According to a trooper with the KHP, the crash occurred around 12:20 p.m. near 200 and Mellard Road.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

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