Small Jet Crashes Into a Safety Building, Killing 4 at Airport in Wichita, Kansas

The jet lost power and crashed, trapping about 100 people inside the burning building.
2:10 | 10/31/14

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Transcript for Small Jet Crashes Into a Safety Building, Killing 4 at Airport in Wichita, Kansas
Couple extra layers. Turn now to the fiery plane crash? Kansas. A small jet killed four. We're learning about the pilot and what went wrong. Ryan smith is on the scene with the latest. Good morning, Ryan. Reporter: And good morning to you, George. The ntsb are investigating, but the building isn't structurally sound. They're waiting for the fire department to deem safe the building decimated by the crash. This morning a community reeling after a tragedy in the skies. It all started when a small plane taking off from Wichita airport Thursday morning quickly lost power. I need to declare an emergency, I lost engine. Reporter: This mayday call, telling the horrific tale. Veering to the left and crashing into this flight training building. We just lost the aircraft. Reporter: About 100 people trapped inside the burning building. We were on a conference call. The building shook and rumbled. We saw the fuselage up on top on fire. Reporter: Only the pilot was on board. Identified as mark Goldstein, a former air traffic controller and Navy veteran. He died along with three people inside the building which housed a flight similar layer to. Five others to the hospital, one in serious condition. He earned top air traffic control safety awards. I would trust him with my life. Reporter: The incident, the latest in a string of bad luck at the airport. One employee tried to fill an explosi explosive-filled van on to the tarmac. A man rammed his truck into the gate. But Thursday's crash was not intentional, just a devastating misfortune. Once authorities can saefly access the building, the harrowing part begins. Determining the root cause and recovery of remains. People come from across the country to improve in the simulators in the building only to find themselves in the midst of an aviation tragedy. So tragic. Thank you. Now to the standoff over

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