Update: 3 killed in Oklahoma City plane crash identified

At least three people have died in a small plane crash near Yukon, according to the Oklahoma City Fire Department.
At least three people have died in a small plane crash near Yukon, according to the Oklahoma City Fire Department.

Three people are dead after a small airplane crashed at the Clarence E. Page-Cimarron municipal airport near Yukon Monday night, authorities said.

The Oklahoma City Fire Department responded to the crash scene around 9:20 p.m. Monday near NW 23 and Cimarron Road. When fire crews arrived, they found a 1971 Beechcraft Bonanza F33A airplane, along with the grass surrounding it, on fire.

After extinguishing the flames, officials said they found three male victims: the plane’s pilot and owner, 53-year-old Christopher Lamb, of Perry; 78-year-old passenger David Lamb, of Yukon; and 28-year-old passenger Gage Prough, of Stillwater.

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Oklahoma City Fire Department officials said Monday night firefighters were using drones with infrared technology to search surrounding areas for additional victims, but as of Tuesday afternoon, officials had not found any more bodies.

The National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration also responded to the scene, officials said, and are now leading the investigation. Various other agencies assisted at the crash site, including the Canadian County Sheriff’s Office, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the Oklahoma City Police Department and the Emergency Medical Services Authority of Oklahoma City.

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The investigation is in its early stages, and the cause for the crash is not yet known. In a report filed early Tuesday, Oklahoma Highway Patrol officials noted the weather was “dark” but “clear” around the time of the crash.

The Clarence E. Page airport occupies 1,000 acres in far west Oklahoma City, according to its website. Although the airport uses a Yukon address, local authorities say it is located in the jurisdiction of the city of Oklahoma City. The website says the airport is “home to nearly 100 aircraft including medium size business jets, turbo props, single engine trainers, ultralights and experimental aircraft.”

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This article originally appeared on Oklahoman: 3 dead in Oklahoma City plane crash Monday night