Garfield County plane crash kills two

Ponca City Now - July 22, 2016 10:45 am

A fatal aircraft crash occurred at 6:40 p.m. Thursday in a private field near the intersection of 150th Street and Rupe Avenue, northeast of Fairmont, Oklahoma, in Garfield County.

A 1993 Runyan S/ Harris R Skybolt 300 fixed wing, single engine aircraft was flown by Randall Lee Harris, 55, of Owasso. He was pronounced dead at the scene from massive injuries by Medical Examiner Rory Garien.

A passenger, U.S. Air Force 1st Lieutenant Dale Bryan Shillington, 25, of Vance Air Force Base in Enid, also was pronounced dead at the scene from massive injuries.

Investigators said the aircraft was flying southbound when the pilot attempted an aerobatic maneuver. For unknown reasons, the pilot lost control and was unable to regain control, and the plane hit the ground in an open, private field.

The investigation into the crash continues.


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