PLEASANTON, Kansas – The Kansas Highway Patrol says two Kansas City-area men were killed in a small plane crash in Linn County.
The Federal Aviation Administration says the plane took off from a private airstrip, struck a tree and crashed Tuesday afternoon northwest of Pleasanton in eastern Kansas.
The National Transportation Safety Board says the aircraft is a Zodiac CH601XL.
The patrol identified the dead as 67-year-old Herbert Lewis Siegel of Stillwell, who was flying the plane, and 57-year-old Brian Clark Decker of Independence, Missouri.
Federal authorities are investigating the crash.