A Webster City pilot died Wednesday when his twin engine airplane crashed in Kansas. Twenty-seveen-year-old Masahiro Funabashi was flying a 1978 Twin Engine Piper Azter plane when the plane crashed in northwestern Reno County not far from the community of Sterling.
The Kansas Highway Patrol and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating yesterday’s crash. Funabashi was flying canceled checks from Wichita to Hays, Kansas, when the plane crashed. Funabashi was a certified pilot and flight instructor with Storm Flying Service of Webster City. He had been employed there since 2001.