Friday, February 23, 2018

Beech 58 Baron, N678DD: Fatal accident occurred February 22, 2018 near Ulysses Airport (KULS), Grant County, Kansas

The National Transportation Safety Board traveled to the scene of this accident.

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Wichita

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

http://registry.faa.gov/N678DD

Location: Ulysses, KS
Accident Number: CEN18FA108
Date & Time: 02/22/2018, 2108 CST
Registration: N678DD
Aircraft: BEECH 58
Injuries: 2 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under:  Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On February 22, 2018 about 2110 central standard time (CST), a Beechcraft C-58, N678DD, was destroyed when it impacted terrain in Ulysses, Kansas. The airplane departed from Ulysses Airport (ULS), Ulysses, Kansas, enroute to Scott City Municipal Airport (TQK), Scott City, Kansas. The private pilot and one passenger were fatally injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the personal flight that was conducted under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91, and no flight plan had been filed. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: BEECH
Registration: N678DD
Model/Series: 58 UNDESIGNATED
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Night
Observation Facility, Elevation: KJHN, 3325 ft msl
Observation Time: 0155 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 18 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 1°C / -4°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 10 knots, 120°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.97 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point:
Destination: 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: 1 Fatal
Aircraft Fire: On-Ground
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: Unknown
Total Injuries: 2 Fatal
Latitude, Longitude: 37.652778, -101.370556


Those who may have information that might be relevant to the National Transportation Safety Board investigation may contact them by email eyewitnessreport@ntsb.gov, and any friends and family who want to contact investigators about the accident should email assistance@ntsb.gov. 

Daniel Robert Dunn
1949 - 2018


Daniel Robert Dunn, age 68 passed away Thursday, February 22, 2018.  He was born in Kansas City, Missouri June 26, 1949, the son of Bob & Ione Sevier Dunn. 

On December 28, 1968, Dan married Ruth Nettleton in Wichita, Ks.  He graduated from Wichita State University in 1970 and University of Kansas Medical School in 1974.  Following a three year family practice residency at Southside hospital in Bay Shore, NY, the family moved to Colby, Ks, in 1977.  In 1979 Dan began his practice in Scott City, Ks where he served the community for 35 years as a family practice Physician.  He loved delivering babies and caring for the sick. 

Away from his practice he enjoyed flying his plane, computing, hiking, traveling, and being with his grandchildren.  He served on the Scott County Hospital board, the Scott City airport commission, and a member of the Spencer Flight Education Center.  He enjoyed his music with Blue Steele and was an avid supporter of Scott City sports.  He was a member of the Scott City Church of Christ.  

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Dunn of Scott City, Kansas, two daughters—Everett and Rochelle Miller of Scott City, Kansas  and  Joshua and Denise Cummings of Sugar Land, Texas, and a son, David and Stacy Dunn of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Brother Ed and Donna Dunn of Cripple Creek, Colorado and Sister Renee Ebel of Parker, Colorado, and eight grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bob and Ione Dunn. 

Services will be held AT 10:30 A.M. Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at the First Baptist Church in Scott City, Kansas.

In Lieu of Flowers Memorials can be given to Scott Community Hospital, Park Lane Nursing Home or the Spencer Flight Center. 

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Michael Tod Steele
1953 - 2018

Michael Tod Steele, age 64, passed away on Thursday, February 22, 2018 in Grant County, Kansas.  He was born on April 30, 1953 in Scott City, Kansas, the son of Morris Todd and Donita Rae Unruh Steele.  A lifetime resident of Scott City, Kansas, Mike was a United States Postal Carrier.  

He enjoyed his music with Blue Steele and was a member of the Scott City Church of Christ.   He also was a Eagle Scout, Boy Scout and Boy Scout Leader, a Park Lane Nursing Home Board Member and was a Music Teacher and gave music lessons.

On May 31, 1975 he married Sharri L. Kern in Hoyt, Kansas.  She survives.

He is survived by his wife, Sharri Steele of Scott City, Kansas, Two Sons - Matthew & Megan Steele of Abilene, Texas, Aaron & Kristin Steele of Mt. Pleasant, North Carolina, One Daughter - Kelsi & Kyle Holsey of California, Maryland, Two Brothers - Patrick & Joanne Steele of Lowell, Michigan, Keith & Linda Steele of Ulysses, Kansas and Six Grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his Parents - Todd & Donita Steele and One Sister - Peggy Pfannennstiel.

Services will be held AT 10:30 A.M. Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at the First Baptist Church in Scott City, Kansas.

In Lieu of Flowers Memorials can be given to Scott Community Hospital, Park Lane Nursing Home or the Spencer Flight Center.  

There will be no calling times.



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Two Scott City men were killed Thursday night in a plane crash near Ulysses.


Daniel R. Dunn MD, 68, and Michael T. Steele, 64, took off from Ulysses in a plane bound for Scott City. At about 9:05 p.m., Dunn, who was listed as the pilot of the plane, circled back toward Ulysses for unknown reasons and crashed the 1970 Beech 58 plane about 5 miles north of the Kansas Highway 25/U.S. Highway 160 junction, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.



The KHP report stated that it was unknown if there was a mechanical issue with the plane. The two men were pronounced dead at the scene.



Dunn was a doctor in Scott City for many years before retiring. He was associated with the Scott County Hospital in his capacity as a family medicine practitioner for 35 years and maintained an active role on the hospital’s board.

Scott County Hospital CEO Mark Burnett said Dunn’s absence will leave a void in Scott City’s medical community.

“He was a cornerstone physician for our community,” Burnett said. “He will absolutely leave an empty spot for the medical community and hospital of Scott City.”

Original article can be found here ➤  http://www.gctelegram.com

ULYSSES, Kan. (KSNW) – Two people are dead after a plane crash in western Kansas late Thursday night.

According to Grant County Fire Chief John Crosby, the plane crashed around 9:30 Thursday night about five miles north of the Ulysses.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, the plane had taken off from the Ulysses airport en route to Scott City. For an unknown reason, the plane turned around and headed back to Ulysses where it crashed .

The Kansas Highway Patrol identified the victims as Daniel Dunn, 68, and Michael Steele, 64, both from Scott City.

The plane caught fire on impact and debris was scattered throughout the area.

The cause of the crash is currently under investigation.

Original article can be found here ➤ http://ksn.com

GRANT COUNTY, Kan. (KWCH) The Kansas Highway Patrol says two men from Scott City men died in a Grant County plane crash.

The crash happened Thursday around 9:08 p.m. about five miles north of Ulysses.

Troopers say 68-year-old Daniel Dunn and 64-year-old Michael Steele were flying from Ulysses to Scott City when something went wrong.

When Dunn tried to turn around and head back, the plane crashed north of town.

Original article can be found here ➤ http://www.kwch.com

ULYSSES, Kan. (KSNT) -Two people are dead, after a plane crash in Western Kansas late Thursday night.

KSNW-TV reports the plane crashed around 9:30 Thursday night about five miles north of the Ulysses.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, the plane had taken off from the Ulysses airport en route to Scott City. For an unknown reason the plane turned around and headed back to Ulysses, where it crashed .

The Kansas Highway Patrol identified the victims as Daniel Dunn, 68, and Michael Steele, 64, both from Scott City.

The plane caught fire on impact and debris was scattered throughout the area.

The cause of the crash is currently under investigation.

Original article can be found here ➤ http://ksnt.com

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