Plane crash injures 3 in Nowata County, USA

Plane Crash Alert

Three people were injured after a small plane crashed Sunday afternoon in Nowata County, officials said.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said it received a report from the sheriff’s office indicating a plane crashed around the intersection of county roads 406 and 5. The crash was reported just before 1:30 p.m. slightly north of Wann, deputies said.

The Federal Aviation Administration has been informed about the situation and is in contact with Nowata County, deputies said.

South Coffeyville Emergency Management personnel said Coffeyville, Kan., EMS transported three people from the scene for treatment nearby, and all are stable as of Sunday afternoon. The aircraft could carry up to four passengers, they said.

Wann is about 20 miles northeast of Bartlesville.

FAA public affairs spokesman Lynn Lunsford said the plane, a Beechcraft BE-36 with N-number N3078Y, was en route to Claremore Regional Airport when the pilot reported engine trouble. The plane crashed shortly afterward, he said.

FAA records indicate the plane is registered to Dakota N8465S LLC, located in Montgomery, Ala. A FlightAware tracker shows the plane flew out of Washington County Memorial Airport in Washington, Kan., just after noon. It was supposed to land in Shawnee but was diverted to Claremore, and it had a projected arrival time of 1:58 p.m., records show.

The FAA is investigating the crash, Lunsford said.

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