Small plane departs from Tulsa, crashes into backyard in Collinsville; multiple fatalities reported

COLLINSVILLE, Okla. - Multiple fatalities are being reported after a single engine plane crashed in Collinsville Sunday evening.

The aircraft was a single-engine Mooney that had just departed from Tulsa and was headed to Manhattan, Kan., FAA spokesman Lynn Lunsford said.

"I look up and I see the plane coming down in a dive," said Debra Thompson. "I hear it, and it was going really fast and then it hits the ground and flames shoot up. It was a big explosion."

Lunsford tells 2NEWS the plane's tail number is N57672. According to the FAA, the plane's last registered owners are Ronald and Rhen Marshall of De Witt, Neb.

Air traffic controllers lost radio correspondence and the plane's radar signal nine miles north of Tulsa, FAA officials said.  

The NTSB is investigating.

A news conference is scheduled around noon Monday. Officials are expected to release more information at that time.

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