Crash of World War II era plane kills 2 people in Atchison County

A plane crashed around 10:30 a.m. Sunday about 60 miles northwest of Kansas City in Atchison County, highlighted, killing the two people inside. (Google Maps)

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Authorities are investigating the crash of a P-51 Mustang that killed two people.

The Kansas City Star reports the plane crashed around 10:30 a.m. Sunday about 60 miles northwest of Kansas City in Atchison County, Kansas.

The pilot and a passenger, not yet identified, died in the crash.

Lt. Bryce Whelply of the Kansas High Patrol says the cause of the crash wasn’t clear. Investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration were en route to the site.

The World War II era plane may have flown on Saturday, the day before, in the Amelia Earhart Festival.

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