WICHITA, KS. (THECOUNT) — According to multiple reports, a series of explosions has occurred at the Beechcraft facility in Wichita, Kansas on Friday morning.
Emergency crews are responding to reports of multiple explosions at the Beechcraft facility, located at 370 North Webb Road in east Wichita Friday around 8 a.m.
At least one person suffered serious injuries, according to KAKE.
Cessna sent an alert to employees that plants 3 and B15 were being evacuated. The facility is owned by Cessna.
Employees say that over the last four years, they’ve spent a lot of money fixing up plant 3. It’s also where Textron builds its prototypes. They say there is lots of composite work done at that plant and some items can be highly explosive.
Depending on what exactly happened at the plant, Cessna’s work on the 408 SkyCourier could be delayed, according to employees.
Additional information was not immediately provided by officials.
Geo quick facts: Wichita is a city in south-central Kansas. Exploration Place features hands-on science exhibits and Kansas in Miniature, a display of animated models depicting 1950s Kansas. Old Cowtown Museum recreates 19th-century life with old buildings and costumed guides. Themed gardens at Botanica Wichita include a wildflower meadow and a Chinese garden. The Museum of World Treasures has Egyptian mummies and a T. rex skeleton – wikipedia.