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Roger Brining and Daniel Bishop, 24, killed in small plane crash near Great Bend on June 8.
UPDATE 7:30 p.m.: Victims identified in plane crash near Great Bend; one was Barton County aviation enthusiast
The Kansas Highway Patrol, local authorities and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating a plane crash that left two people dead near Great Bend.
The accident happened around 11:30 a.m. Sunday west of the Great Bend Municipal Airport, according to Martin Miller, the airport’s manager.
It marks the third plane crash in four months that has affected the Barton County community.
At 3:15 p.m. Sunday, the NTSB said on Twitter that the agency was investigating the accident at Great Bend and that the plane was an experimental amateur-built Schrieber P-70.
One of the victims in the crash was Roger Brining, a prominent farmer and entrepreneur in Barton County who owned land adjacent to the airport, Miller said. The Kansas Highway Patrol identified the other victim as 24-year-old Daniel Bishop.
“Roger was very active in community affairs and was a member of the Airport Advisory Board for the past four years,” Miller said.
The two were close friends.