Area Agencies Search For Missing Plane That Lands In Kansas

For about three hours Tuesday afternoon, several law enforcement agencies, fire departments and even a helicopter from the Texas Department of Public Safety searched for a plane reported missing by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Officials say around 1 p.m. air traffic controllers lost radio and radar contact with the small single engine plane and notified authorities.

Initially, it was believed the plane when down in Washington County but as time passed, the searched broadened to include Austin and Colorado counties.

After search crews were unable to find the small single engine plane, a DPS chopper from Houston joined the search.

Hours after sheriff's deputies, policemen and firefighters began the search, FAA officials reported the plane had safely landed in Wichita, Kansas.

FAA spokesperson, Lynn Lunsford says the problem turned out to be an electrical issue onboard the plane.


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