Man Crashes Experimental Plane
Associated Press - August 30, 2013 7:00 am
James Zerkel was flying a Challenger Experimental Light Sport aircraft from Herington to Joplin when the plane went down in a creek.
An 82-year-old man suffered minor injuries when his experimental aircraft crashed near Emporia.
The Kansas Highway Patrol says James Zerkel, who lives near Joplin, Mo., was flying a Challenger Experimental Light Sport aircraft from Herington to Joplin when the plane went down Wednesday afternoon in a creek.
Trooper Chris Markham says the accident is being investigated but it appears to have been caused by mechanical failure.
Zerkel was able to walk to a nearby highway and sought medical treatment on his own.
Associated Press information from: The Emporia Gazette