At least three people died in a plane crash at an Oklahoma airport and a search operation is underway.
A search and rescue operation is underway after at least three people were killed in a plane crash at an airport in the US. An aircraft caught fire at Clarence E. Page-Cimarron municipal airport near Yukon, Oklahoma at around 9.27pm on Monday, authorities said. News Reporter for KOCO 5 News in Oklahoma City, Jason Burger, shared a picture from the scene where a fire can be seen in the distance.
Oklahoma City Fire Department said there was a small aircraft on fire and grass fire reported.
The incident occurred on C.E. Page Airport property, and by 10:20pm the fire had been put out.
However, fire officials said at least three were found dead after the crash, and other emergency services are now investigating the incident.
In a Twitter statement, OCFD said they are sending “Prayers for the families of those involved.”
In a later full statement, OCFD said: “Firefighters responded to a report of a plane crash at this location.
“Upon arrival, a small plane was down and on fire with surrounding grass on fire as well. This was on C.E. Page Airport property.
“Sadly, firefighters have located three deceased victims. They are currently using drones with infrared technology to check the surrounding area to ensure there are no more victims.
“The fires are out now and the fire department portion of this incident will end soon.
“Other entities, not OKCFD, will be investigating this incident and OKCFD will have no further information.”
OCFD were using drones with infrared technology to check the surrounding area to ensure there are no more victims.
According to C.E. Page Airport’s website, it is owned by the City of Oklahoma City, and operates two runways.
It is 15 miles from the city center, and holds 100 planes, including “including medium size business jets, turbo props, single engine trainers, ultralights and experimental aircraft”.