(Near Winfield, Cowley County) — Update: Cowley County Officials have identified the body as the 63 year-old pilot, Jerris Lynn Riffel, from Denton, TX. He was flying northbound in a single engine plane when the crash occurred.
Emergency crews are on the scene of a plane crash in Cowley County.
911 dispatchers tell Eyewitness News the plane was found near 111th and 62nd Road, northeast of Winfield, between Udall and Atlanta.
Kansas Highway Patrol says the plane is registered out of Texas but took off from northern Kansas. Officials say the plane dropped off of radar about two miles before crashing. Wreckage is about 3/4ths of a mile away.
The body of the pilot was found about one mile from the plane crash.
The plane has been described as a small fixed wing -single engine craft. It is registered to a person in Denton, Texas.