1 person killed when plane crashes in central Kansas

RUSSELL, Kan. (AP) – A southwest Kansas man is killed when his small airplane crashes into a field north of Wilson Lake in Russell County.

The Kansas Highway Patrol says the pilot, 65-year-old Rufus Woods III of Cimarron, was alone when the single-engine plane went down around 12:20 p.m. Sunday in central Kansas.

Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board were expected to be at the scene Monday. The Highway Patrol and Federal Aviation Administration also are investigating the crash.

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