OKLAHOMA CITY – A small jet airplane crashed in a wooded area Tuesday afternoon near Wiley Post Airport in northwest Oklahoma City, and prelminary indications were that one person was killed, a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman said.
The Cessna 500 crashed about 3:15 p.m. News video from the scene Tuesday afternoon showed a small fire and the charred wreckage.
FAA spokesman Roland Herwig said the twin-engine aircraft was traveling from Wiley Post airport to Mankato, Minn., when it crashed about five miles southwest of the airport.
The aircraft was registered to Southwest Orthopedic Sports Medicine Clinic in Oklahoma City, Herwig said.
Greg Horton, an eyewitness who was fishing in Lake Overholser, told Oklahoma City television station KWTV that he saw the airplane crash and saw a fireball.
He and another witness, Mandi Lamkin, told the station the airplane appeared to be a jet aircraft.
Horton said he saw a flock of birds in the area about the time of the crash and thought this may have contributed to the accident.
The Cessna 500 business jet can hold two pilots and at least five passengers.