HIAWATHA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have identified a man killed in a small plane crash in the northeastern corner of Kansas north of Hiawatha.
The crash happened late Friday afternoon in a cornfield near Highway 73, just a mile north of the local airport. Emergency responders say the plane was engulfed in flames when they arrived at the scene of the crash.
The Kansas Highway Patrol said Saturday that the pilot, 67-year-old Bruce Lutz of Andover, died in the crash. The patrol says the cause of the crash is not yet known.
Members of the Federal Aviation Administration, the Kansas Highway Patrol and Brown County Sheriff’s Office are investigating.