Plane Goes Off Runway At Airport In Barton County

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Stay up-to-date with KAKE News:

Stay up-to-date with KAKE News:

Thursday, August 1, 2013

The Kansas Highway Patrol says a single-engine plane landed in a field after the pilot tried to abort a lift off at an airport in Barton County.

The plane ended up in a field near the Ellinwood Municipal Airport Wednesday afternoon.

The patrol says the pilot, 58-year-old Michael J. Yagel of Raymond, tried to abort take-off after the plane did not reach appropriate altitude. He lost control of the plane and the 1946 Luscombe 8A went into the field.

Yagel and his passenger refused to be taken to a hospital.

The Ellinwood airport is about 10 miles east of Great Bend.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KAKE TV 1500 N. West Street Wichita, KS 67203-1323 (316) 943-4221
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 217917071 -