Two Were Killed in Collinsville Plane Crash

Apr 8, 2013

The NTSB's Craig Hatch briefs reporters at the crash scene.
Credit KWGS News

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — One of at least two people who died in Sunday's small plane crash near the suburban Tulsa city of Collinsville has been identified as an employee of Kansas State University.

School spokeswoman Erinn Barcomb-Peterson says Chris Gruber, the development director for the college of veterinary medicine, was aboard the aircraft that crashed. Peterson says Gruber had worked for the school for more than eight years.

Earlier, the Oklahoma Medical Examiner's Office said it had received two bodies from the crash.

The Federal Aviation Administration had reported Sunday that there were as many as three dead.

The FAA says the single-engine aircraft departed Tulsa around 5:50 p.m. Sunday en route to Manhattan, Kan. The plane crashed inside the city limits of Collinsville, about 30 minutes northeast of Tulsa.

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