Three people have died in a small plane crash heading to Council Bluffs.
The National Transportation Safety Board reports three people died in the crash of a small plan in southeastern Kansas. Spokesman Peter Knudson says five people were on board the twin-engine Cessna 401 when it went down around Friday near Chanute. The eight-seat plane caught fire after the crash.
The plane was on its way to Council Bluffs. Knudson says it lost contact with air traffic control shortly after getting permission to descend to a lower altitude. Investigators were unaware of any distress call.
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating. No other information about the people on board has been released.