Small plane crashes at Norman airport - - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - |

Small plane crashes at Norman airport

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- A Norman physician dies after a twin-engine plane crashed at the University of Oklahoma's Max Westheimer Airport in Norman.

Norman Fire Department Deputy Chief Fullingim says Doctor Robert Spector was killed Wednesday afternoon when the Piper Seneca he was flying clipped the second floor of the airport terminal and crashed. Fullingim says the plane was arriving from Austin, Texas, and that no other injuries were reported.

A witness who works at a diner inside the terminal says he saw the plane veer toward him before it crashed.

Cameron Quetone -- who works at Ozzie's Diner -- says he heard the engine stop just before the Piper Seneca hit the corner of the building. The plane then crashed east of the terminal.

Fullingim says officials with the National Transportation Safety Board and FAA are investigating.

Spector was a practicing surgeon at Norman Regional Hospital.
Powered by Frankly
News On 6
303 N. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103 is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KOTV. Oklahoma Traveler™ is a registered trademark of Griffin Communications. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.