Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing In Field

By: KAKE News Email
By: KAKE News Email
It happened near 143rd St. East and 71st St. South just after 1 p.m.

Courtesy: Mike Cordell

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UPDATE: Wednesday, May 9, 2012

A 62-year-old man was not hurt after making an emergency landing in a field.

Crews were called to the scene in near 143rd St. East and 71st St. South just after 1 p.m.

Officials said the pilot had just taken off at a nearby airfield, when the engine failed. The plane hit a tree line and landed safely. No one else was hurt.

The aircraft was a homemade plane that the pilot had built.

KAKE's Deb Farris is at the scene and will provide more updates tonight on KAKE News at 5 and 6.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Authorities are investigating what caused a small to make an emergency landing in southeast Sedgwick County.

It happened near 143rd St. East and 71st St. South just after 1 p.m. The plane made an off-field landing and came to rest in a fence row.

Scanner traffic indicates no injuries have been reported. All passengers made it out of the aircraft safely. No one was transported to a hospital for treatment.

KAKE News does have a crew headed to the scene and will provide more updates as they become available.


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