A single-engine airplane crashed on the Will Rogers Turnpike Monday, killing a person aboard the craft.


AP — A single-engine airplane crashed on the Will Rogers Turnpike Monday, killing a person aboard the craft.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol Lt. George Brown said a Cessna-type plane went down into the center wall dividing the turnpike lanes and landed on the westbound side.

"Right now, investigators are sifting through the scene," Brown said. "Everything's been contained in a small area."

There was no information on the name of the victim.

Eyewitness Douglas Taylor told The Oklahoman that he knew the plane was in trouble when he walked out the front door of a nearby clinic.

"You could hear it sputtering something fierce," Taylor said. "And I said, 'Man, that plane just don't sound right.'"

Taylor, a Miami resident, said the plane was out of control before the crash.

All westbound traffic was being diverted off the turnpike at the Miami exit.

Miami is in far northeastern Oklahoma.

 

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