2 people taken to hospital after plane crashes at end of runway in Coldwater

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A small, single-engine plane crashed at the end of the runway at the Coldwater Municipal Airport Friday afternoon. 

The Comanche County Sheriff’s Office said the crash happened at 1:11 p.m. 

Two people were on board the plane and they were taken to the Comanche County Hospital. They were both injured in the crash, the extent of their injuries are unknown. 

According to a crash report by the Kansas Highway Patrol, the plane was landing on the runway and was down to idle speed when it touched the runway and a gust of wind lifted the left wing, causing the plane to flip offer off of the runway.

The pilot and the passenger were able to exit the plane before it was completely engulfed in flames. 

The cause of the crash is being investigated by the Kansas Highway Patrol and the National Transportation Safety Board. 

Original Story: 

Emergency responders are on the scene of a plane crash in Comanche County. 

According to Comanche County Emergency Management Coordinator John Lehman, it happened around 1:15 p.m. Friday. The plane crashed at the end of the runway at an airport about three miles south of Coldwater. 

Injuries have not been reported at this time. It is not yet known how many people were on the plane at the time of the crash. 

Stay with KSN for updates as we work to learn more information. 

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