CUMMINGS, KANSAS (July 16, 2017) – Vlado Lenoch and Bethany Root have been identified as the two people killed in a plane crash on Sunday, according to a local news source. (map)
The crash happened on Sunday around 10:15 am. The plane, a P-51 Mustang, left the Amelia Earhart Airport in Atchison County around 10:00 am, and crashed shortly after near Ness Road.
On board was 64 year old pilot Vlado Lenoch, and 34 year old passenger Bethany Root. Bethany was the manager of the Amelia Earhart Airport in Atchison County, and the plane they were in was the same one that had flown in an air show the night before the crash. Vlado Lenoch has an aeronautical engineering degree from Purdue, a masters degree from MIT, worked at Boeing Commercial Airplane Company as a 747 instructor, and was most recently a private jet pilot for an Illinois company.
“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all family members and friends as they cope with such tragic loss,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law Firm. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all parties affected in this tragedy as they try to piece together what happened.”