Troopers Respond To Fatal Plane Crash In Canadian Co.

Wednesday, May 30th 2018, 6:34 pm
By: News 9

A crop duster aircraft crashed into a radio tower north of El Reno in Canadian County.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol and Canadian County officials crash and subsequent fire Wednesday evening.

The Piedmont Fire Department also assisted the Okarche Fire Department at the scene in the area of Memorial and Manning roads.

Officials have confirmed that the pilot of the aircraft has died. 

OHP Trooper Mat Conway said the first 911 call came in at 5:13 p.m. Conway said the small plane hit the guide wires of the reported 1,200 Tyler Media radio tower. 

According to Conway, the plane then crashed into a creek bed and burst into flames. 

Investigators with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will be on the scene Thursday morning.  

Stay with News 9 and for more information.