CUMMINGS, Kan. — Authorities say an Illinois pilot and his passenger have died after a World Warfare II-period P-fifty one Mustang fighter crashed someday after it flew in a pageant that celebrates famed aviator Amelia Earhart in her Kansas hometown.
The Kansas Metropolis Star stories that the crash occurred Sunday in a subject lower than 10 miles from the airport in Atchison.
The crash killed the pilot, sixty four-yr-previous Vlado Lenoch, of Burr Ridge, Illinois, and his passenger, 34-yr-previous Bethany Root. Root was the supervisor of the Amelia Earhart Memorial Airport in Atchison, which is about forty five miles northwest of Kansas Metropolis.
Kansas Freeway Patrol Lt. Bryce Whelpley says the trigger is unknown. He says federal officers will examine.
Pageant coordinator Jacque Pregont described the deaths as “a horrible, horrible loss.”