A Lancair Legacy II crashed on approach to Wittman Field at Oshkosh about 9:30 Thursday morning, and two men on board were killed, said EAA spokesman Dick Knapinski. He identified the two as Roger Buck, 62, of Carnegie, Penn., and John F. Linden, 56, of Washington, Penn. According to early reports, the airplane was on approach to Runway 27, but didn't make it, and came to rest inverted in the grass. No further details were available. Also on Thursday morning, about 10 a.m., a BAE 125 business jet operated by East Coast Jets crashed while on approach to Owatonna Degneer Regional Airport in Minnesota. Eight people on board were killed, and one more may be unaccounted for. The jet reportedly crashed in a cornfield northwest of the airport during a light rain. The NTSB is investigating.
The British Aerospace 125 line was sold to Raytheon Corp. in 1993 and is now marketed as the Hawker 800.