A Nebraska man said his twin brother was killed in Oklahoma Sunday evening when a single-engine plane crashed into a vacant home.
Rod Marshall said he had been in the Tulsa area attending a gun show with his brother, Dr. Ronald L. Marshall, a retired gynecologist from Manhattan, Kan.
The two had dinner after the show, then Rod Marshall got in his car to return home to Beatrice, Neb.
Ronald Marshall -- known as Dr. Ron -- and a passenger boarded Marshall's four-seat plane for a flight back to Manhattan. Rod Marshall declined to identify the passenger flying with his brother.
The plane, a four seater, dropped off FAA radar at 5:52 p.m., seven minutes after taking off from Tulsa International Airport,according to Lynn Lunsford, Mid-States public affairs manager for the Federal Aviation Administration.
Just before 6 p.m., the plane crashed into a home in Collinsville, Okla.
Flight plans show that a 1984 Mooney was to leave Tulsa International Airport at 5:47 p.m. Sunday and arrive at Manhattan Regional Airport at 7:02 p.m. The plane had left the Manhattan airport at 5:35 a.m. Sunday and arrived in Tulsa at 7:07 a.m., records show.
The crash caused a small fire in the house that was struck. The twisted fuselage of the plane lay mostly outside the house, and parts of it were scattered in the street nearby.
Authorities have not releaed the name of those killed in the crash. They have said only that it involved multiple deaths.
No one on the ground was injured.
Rod Marshall said his brother lived in Manhattan with his wife. Ronald Marshall registered his plane in Nebraska, where he owned farm land, including in the DeWitt area.
"He and I did everything together," Rod Marshall said of his twin. "I talked to him two or three times a week. I was down with him at the gun show."