Officials confirm three people have been killed in a plane crash in Mohawk Park in Tulsa. Two of the victims died at the scene Saturday night. The third was rushed to the hospital in critical condition but died later.
Chase Bales 51, of Glenpool, Damian Riddoch 37, and Mats Malmberg 41 were the three victims in the crash. All three are apart of US Highland Inc., a company that designs motorcycle parts for companies across the world.
Police say the plane went down at 10:15 PM Saturday about 2,000 yards from Tulsa International Airport. Emergency crews had to cut through several trees to get to the plane. Tulsa police say they were notified of the plane trouble by air traffic control and were in contact until the plane crashed. The official cause of the crash is still unknown. The NTSB and the FAA have been notified.
" We responded to an alert three which is a confirmed airplane crash approximately 2000 yards north of the Tulsa International Airport," TFP Asst. Fire Chief Steve Gage said.
According to FAA records the plane belonged to Chase Bales out of Glenpool. It was a twin engine Cessna 421.
Reviewing the flight tracker from the flight, the plane left Pontiac Michigan at 6:03 pm, scheduled to land at Jones Riverside Airport just after 10pm.
But authorities say the plane made contact with Tulsa International Airport, to land there because of fuel problems.
A pilot we spoke with Saturday, saw the flight tracker from the plane and says it may have been flying too low. Which would burn the fuel too quickly.