County pilot dead at crash scene...
A 1964 Piper twin prop aircraft piloted by Bill Witten, 67, crashed on Friday, Nov. 5, in a field 4.2 miles north and one-half mile east of Boise City.
According to a spokesperson for the Oklahoma Highway Patrol; Witten, the owner/operator of a local flying service, was dead at the scene, of unknown causes, pending further investigation.
The spokesperson added that according to the preliminary investigation by Trooper Boyd Perry and Second Lt. J.J. Powell, Witten had aborted an attempted landing at the nearby Boise City Airport, and had last been seen traveling away from the airport to the northwest.
The plane went down at 12:48 p.m., bellied into the field and traveled about 100 yards before coming to a stop. The wreckage was discovered at about 1 p.m.
The Highway patrol and F.A.A. were aided in the investigation by the Cimarron County Sheriff's Office, the Boise City Fire Department and the Boise City EMS.
Boise City News