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Scott County flight training center would honor family killed in Jefferson County plane crash

May 19, 2011

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Resident, law enforcement respond to Jefferson County plane crash

Kansas Highway Patrol officers and Jefferson County sheriff personnel were at the scene of a plane crash in Jefferson County around 12:30 p.m. Friday, April 22, 2011. Four people were killed in the crash. Enlarge video

— 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.

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