The Heartbreaking Plane Crash and Orphaning of a 10-Year-Old

A Heroic Effort Amidst Tragedy

Barrett Ellis, newly licensed as a pilot, attempted to save his wife, Megan Ellis, after their Beechcraft Sierra crashed near Oklahoma City’s Wiley Post Airport.

Despite his efforts to rescue her from the burning wreckage, both tragically lost their lives, leaving their 10-year-old daughter orphaned.

A Fatal Crash and Heartbreaking Aftermath

The ill-fated flight, taking off at 10:18 am (CST), lasted mere seconds before the plane crashed. While Barrett managed to escape the fiery plane, he suffered severe burns in the attempt to save his wife, eventually succumbing to his injuries in the hospital.

The couple’s close-knit circle plans a vigil to support their grieving daughter, who fortunately was not on board during the crash.

Family and Shared Moments

The Ellis family, seen proudly posing inside their 1968 red single-engine plane upon Barrett obtaining his pilot’s license on October 7, had embarked on a new adventure.

Barrett expressed gratitude for the support of his instructor and wife, highlighting their newfound ‘ticket to adventure.’

Tracing Their Journey and Contributions

Both Barrett and Megan had ties to Oklahoma University, with Barrett serving as in-house counsel for the university’s foundation since 2020.

Megan held the position of executive director at The Sooner Nation Collective, aiding student athletes in managing endorsement deal earnings.

Tributes and Memories Shared

In the wake of their untimely passing, friends and acquaintances fondly reminisced about Megan’s vibrant spirit and Barrett’s adventurous nature.

Tributes poured in, recalling Megan’s memorable performances and Barrett’s zest for life, encapsulated by their shared joy during notable events.

A Life Well Lived

Acknowledged for their zest for life and their impactful presence, the Ellises are remembered for their unwavering support, adventurous endeavors, and the depth they brought to their relationships, leaving a lasting impact on those who knew them.

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