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UPDATE: 1 Plane Crash Victim ID'd As KSU Employee

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
One of at least two people who died in Sunday

KTUL, Tulsa

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Monday, April 8, 2013

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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The Oklahoma Medical Examiner's Office says it has received two bodies from Sunday's small plane crash near the suburban Tulsa city of Collinsville.

Spokeswoman Amy Elliott said Monday the dead have yet to be identified and the search for more possible fatalities continues.

The Federal Aviation Administration had reported Sunday that there were as many as three dead. The agency says no one on the ground was injured.

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.

A spokesman at the National Transportation Safety Board said an investigator would be arriving sometime Monday. A message left for Collinsville Police Chief Jimmie Richey wasn't immediately returned Monday morning.


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