Witness Jack Imperial, 41, of Queens, was taking a taxi to a meeting when he came across the grisly scene, he told the New York Daily News.
“The body’s feet were at the curb, the shoulders were at the middle of the street. The head was across the street,” Imperial told the newspaper. “I’ve seen some gruesome stuff in my years of living ... but nothing like this. I didn’t expect to see something like this, especially not out here.” Source
A small airplane struck a FlightSafety International building near Wichita's Mid-Continent Airport on the morning of October 30, 2014, FlightSafety spokesman Steve Phillips said.
The FAA said the twin-engine plane lost an engine on takeoff and crashed into the two-story building. The roof on the building's eastern side has collapsed.
Video from KSNW-TV showed thick smoke rising from the building at 10:20 a.m. (11:20 a.m. ET).
Wichita, Kansas, with a 2010 population of 382,368, is the largest city in Kansas. Because of it's unique position on the plains and in the center of the country, the city has been the location of the beginnings of many businesses. Coleman, Mentholatum, Pizza Hut, Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, White Castle, Taco Tico, and Koch Industries were all been founded in Wichita.
The city is known as "The Air Capital of the World" because of the establishment of the following aircraft corporations in Wichita in the late 1920s and early 1930s: Stearman, Cessna, Mooney, and Beechcraft. Learjet, and Spirit AeroSystems continue to operate design and manufacturing facilities in Wichita today, and the city remains a major center of the U.S. aircraft industry.
The city has interesting links to a broader history, such as the fact that one of the signatories on the town charter was a lone woman, the town laundry operator, Catherine "The Widow" McCarty, whose elder teenage son, after leaving Wichita, would become the infamous gunman, Billy the Kid.
Scarecrow: “I cannot understand why you should wish to leave this beautiful country and go back to the dry, gray place you call Kansas.”
Dorothy: “That is because you have no brains … No matter how dreary and gray our homes are, we people of flesh and blood would rather live there than in any other country, be it ever so beautiful. There is no place like home.” ~ from L. Frank Baum's book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900)