Great Bend couple dies in plane crash

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WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – A Great Bend couple is dead after a plane crash in New Mexico.

Richard Schenk and Anne Schenk died Sunday around 8:45 a.m.

Officials say Schenk was an experienced commercial rated pilot. He was chief executive officer of Community Bank of the Midwest in Great Bend.

Lt. Mike Woolley of Angel Fire Fire Department says the plane clipped the building of a restaurant and went down in a field.

Fire officials say there were high winds at the time. The NTSB and FAA are investigating the crash.

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