By Traci Chapman
A Yukon man was one of three victims of a Monday night plane crash at Clarence E. Page Municipal Airport near Yukon.
David Lamb, 78, of Yukon was one of the passengers in a 1971 Beechcraft Bonanza F33A Aircraft operated by 53-year-old Christopher Lamb of Perry. Gage Prough, 28, of Stillwater, was the second passenger, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Public Safety.
All three men died of “massive injuries,” according to the Oklahoma State Medical Examiner.
The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the Monday night crash. The cause of the crash is still undetermined, officials said Tuesday.
According to officials with the FAA, the single-engine Beechcraft F33A crashed shortly after takeoff from CE Page at about 9 p.m. Monday; all three people aboard the plane were killed.
“The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate,” the FAA said in an email response to questions posed by the Progress concerning the crash. “The NTSB will be in charge of the investigation and will provide any updates.”
The airport is located near NW 23rd and Cimarron Road. First responders encountered the plane and surrounding grass on fire; that blaze was extinguished by about 10:20 p.m., officials said.
First responders reported the plane burst into flames, igniting a small grass fire. Oklahoma City Fire Department responded to the call and discovered the victims using infrared technology and to ensure no one else was in the vicinity.
OKCFD would not make further comment about the accident after NTSB began its investigation, Chief Benny Fulkerson said Tuesday morning.
According to CE Page Airport documentation, the facility is owned by the city of Oklahoma City and operates two runways that service aircraft including “medium-sized business jets, turboprops, single-engine trainers, microlights and experimental aircraft.”
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