Fatal plane crash in Jefferson County
A twin-engine plane crashed in a semi-rural area of Jefferson County, about three miles northeast of Topeka, Friday afternoon. According to the Federal Aviation Administration, four people were killed in the accident, which was near the intersection of Kansas Highway 4 and 46th Street, southwest of Meriden.
SCOTT CITY — Friends of a western Kansas family killed in the crash of a private plane last month in Jefferson County are developing a flight training center as a memorial.
Dylan Spencer was flying his wife and their two young daughters from Scott City to visit relatives in northeastern Kansas when their plane went down April 22 in a field north of Topeka.
The cause of the crash hasn't been established. But family friend Brian Vulgamore says if the flight training center for which he's helping raise money can save one family, the effort will be worth every penny.
The Garden City Telegram reports that the Spencer Flight and Education Center in Scott County would feature a flight simulator that would allow pilots to train for situations that can't be replicated in the sky for safety reasons.