Sunday, October 28, 2012
A pilot was injured when attempting to take off in a Skycycle in Butler County. It happened around 10:30 Sunday morning at Southwest 157th Street and Haverhill, which is about 10 miles southeast of Augusta.
The Kansas Highway Patrol says Rodney Beeton, 43, of Leon, was attempting to take off in the small aircraft when it unexpectedly banked, hit a fence and then a tree.
Beeton was taken to Wesley Medical Center with non life-threatening injuries. Authorities say he was strapped in and wearing a helmet.