Dr. William Barnes of Tulsa was killed Sunday morning when his 1978 Cessna 180K fixed-wing single engine plane crashed four miles north of Catoosa, one mile east of Gundy Airport in Rogers County.

According to the initial report of OHP Trooper Leonard McMillan, Barnes, who was piloting the aircraft, had landed on 181st East Avenue, traveling southbound.

He made a U-turn to face northbound, then made another U-turn at the end of the street, where the aircraft struck a sign with the left wing, McMillan’s report stated.

Barnes, 61, then accelerated to take off and went airborne when the wing caught in a power line, causing the aircraft to nose dive into the ground in a small field.

With Barnes was his 11-year-old grandson, who was taken to Hillcrest Hospital and then St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, where he was admitted in critical condition with head, arm, leg, trunk internal and external injuries.

Barnes was pronounced dead at the scene from massive injuries.

The Associated Press reported there is a possibility that Barnes, who was bound for Bixby south of Tulsa, might have been trying to land at Gundy’s Airport. Gundy’s is surrounded by hangars and homes. The end of the apron at that airport is eight-tenths of a mile from the street where Barnes landed.

Investigators should finish on-site work by the end of the day Monday, LeBaron said. Checking the engine, which was removed and taken to Tulsa International Airport, should be completed by Wednesday, he said.

A preliminary report on the crash should be available within five days, LeBaron said. More detailed reports, including examination of the pilot’s health, the plane’s condition and the events surround the crash should be available in about six months with the safety board’s decision following.