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Herbert Lewis Siegel, 67, and Brian Clark Decker, 57, killed in small plane crash in Linn County, Kansas
Modified Date:Sun, 08/09/2015 - 2:20pm
Accident Date:Tuesday, March 31, 2015
“My wife called me this morning and told me Brian had passed away in this airplane wreck it shocked the hell out of me,” said Mike Sambursky, who’s known Decker for 35 years. “I’m still kind of shocked over it because you don’t expect it. One day you’re here, and one day you’re not.”
A fixed-wing, single-engine plane took off shortly before 4 p.m. Tuesday from a private grass air strip near Pleasanton. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, the plane rose approximately 50 feet into the air before drifting to the west, hitting the tops of trees and crashing into a wooded area.
The report said the 2006 Zodiac CH 601 XL was barely airborne when it drifted off an extended runway. The two-seat airplane then collided with some trees and burst into flames about two miles northwest of Pleasanton.
The report, which was released Friday, said the 2006 Zodiac CH 601 XL drifted off an extended runway March 31 when it was barely airborne, The Kansas City Star reported.
Two men died in a small plane crash in Linn County Tuesday afternoon near Pleasanton, Kansas. The plane, a Zodiac CH601XL, took off from a private airstrip, struck a tree, and crashed in the areao of South Ross Lane. Both the pilot 67-year-old Herbert Lewis Siegel of Stillwell, Kansas and his passenger, 57-year-old Brian Clark Decker of Independence, Missouri, were killed.
Herbert Lewis Siegel
Brian Clark Decker
Roadway:South Ross Lane
County:Linn County, KS
Area:Kansas City, MO