2 Killed In Plane Crash

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Updated: 5/29/2010 10:20 pm Published: 5/29/2010 11:22 am

 Norman Van Sickle has been taking pictures since 1962, and was taking shots of his friend's plane that was flying this morning near Airman Acres airport.

 After he finished with that he took photos of a single engine RV-4 airplane.

" The camera I've got is a very good camera and it takes three and half shots per second. I took a continues shot of his entire take off," Norman Van Sickle said. 

 But he said just seconds after taking those pictures, he knew something wasn't right.

" All of a sudden it got quiet, the engine quit. Then I looked up and I felt that the engine was going to start again, it was a blurp or something but it didn't start," Van Sickle said.

" It appears that the pilot banked around to the east to land the plane that's when the plane went wing first into the field," OHP Lt. George Brown said.

 The Oklahoma Highway Patrol confirms, two people, a man and a woman both died inside that plane. The aircraft was registered to a Kevin Scott Covell of Broken Arrow.

 This crash is the second one in less than two years at Airman Acres that has killed two people.  In September of 2008, Harvey Hazelwood and OHP Captain Larry Jackson died when the twin engine plane crashed a mile from the run way.

 Now, two separate plane crashes that Van Sickle says has rocked the neighborhood.

" Two of my neighbors died in the accident and then when I saw this today, its very emotional I don't know how many other people have seen what i just saw today," Van Sickle said.

FAA spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen says the plane was an RV-4. The manufacturer's website says the plane is made from a kit.

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markcovell - 6/1/2010 4:17 PM
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To the Friends and Co-workers of Scott, I am Scott's nephew and would like to touch base with you. Please email me at mark.covell78@gmail.com. Thanks.
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