California man identified as person killed in Johnson County plane crash, as feds investigate

Officials with the National Transportation Safety Board say it may be a year before the cause behind Sunday's fatal plane crash at Johnson County Executive Airport. Early investigation shows the plan entered into a steep dive, crashed first on the front-left portion of the plane before it burst into flames with pilot Robert Douglas Ming inside. Above, NTSB investigator John Brannen, left, and Johnson County Airport Commission deputy director Larry Peet address the media at a news conference Monday afternoon. Photo credit Nikki Lansford.

Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board said Monday that it may be a year before the cause behind Sunday’s fatal plane crash at Johnson County Executive Airport is known.

The crash occurred Sunday morning soon after a single-engine airplane took off from the airport near 151st Street and Pflumm Road in Olathe.