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FAA: Small plane crashes at Wichita airport

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In the image from video provided by KAKE News black smoke billows from a building at Mid-Continent Airport where officials say a plane crashed Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 in Wichita, Kan. AP Photo/KAKE News) In the image from video provided by KAKE News black smoke billows from a building at Mid-Continent Airport where officials say a plane crashed Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 in Wichita, Kan. AP Photo/KAKE News)

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A small plane has crashed at Wichita's Mid-Continent Airport, sending up huge plumes of black smoke that can be seen for miles around the city.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Tony Molinaro says a twin-engine Beechcraft King Air reported losing engine power just after takeoff Thursday morning.

Molinaro says the plane crashed into a building on airport property while attempting to return to the runway.

Fire trucks were positioned near the crash and were pouring water on the wreckage.

The FAA referred other questions to local search and rescue officials.

Officials with the airport and city did not immediately return calls seeking comment.

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