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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

Kansas Highway Patrol says two dead in fatal plane crash in Linn County

The highway patrol said the plane reported crashed in the area of the 12000 block of South Ross Lane in Pleasanton, Kan. 

Friends and neighbors remember two men killed in plane crash

“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.”

UPDATE: KHP identifies 2 men killed in plane crash

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.

Fatal Plane Crash Preliminary Cause

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.

NTSB report: Crash occurred soon after small, kit-built plane took off

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. 
People Involved: 
Herbert Lewis Siegel
Brian Clark Decker
Roadway: 
South Ross Lane

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