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Small plane crashes near Oklahoma City, killing 3 people


A small plane crashed near Oklahoma City, killing all three people on board, authorities said Tuesday.

The Beechcraft Bonanza F33A crashed around 9:20 p.m. Monday near Clarence E. Page Airport in the Yukon, Oklahoma Highway Patrol said. The plane crashed about four minutes after taking off from the airport, according to flight tracking service FlightAware.

The pilot, Christopher Lamb, 53, of Perry, and passengers, David Lamb, 76, of Yukon, and Gage Prough, 28, of Stillwater, were pronounced dead at the scene.

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Oklahoma City firefighters found the plane and surrounding grass on fire when they arrived at the scene.

Three were killed Tuesday when a small plane crashed near Oklahoma City. The Beechcraft Bonanza F33A crashed four minutes after takeoff and determining the cause could take 2 years.

National Transportation Safety Board spokesman Keith Holloway said investigators were at the scene Tuesday collecting evidence as part of efforts to determine the cause of the crash.


A preliminary report on the accident could be available in about 10 days, while determining the cause of the crash could take up to two years, Holloway said.



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