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UPDATE: Plane Makes Emergency Landing

Todd Pittenger - October 1, 2016 11:09 am


The Saline County Sheriff’s Office released more details regarding a plane that made an emergency landing on Saturday morning.

According to Lt. Mike Smith, pilot Terry Burger, 68 of rural Salina experienced engine trouble just after take-off from Salina Regional Airport and crash landed in a soybean field in the 5000 block of S. Fairchilds Road.

Deputies say the 1936 Beechcraft  D-17 bi-plane had damage to the front cowling, propeller and and engine. Burger told authorities his destination was Wichita.

He was not injured.


Original Story:

No one was hurt when a small airplane made an emergency landing in a field south of Salina Saturday morning.

The Saline County Sheriff’s Office told KSAL News at the scene that the single engine fixed wing aircraft ran out of fuel and stalled, as it was approaching the Salina Regional Airport.

The pilot was able to safely land in a bean field, southeast of the intersection of Fairchilds and Farrelly Roads. The field is about a mile south of the airport runway.

The pilot, who was flying solo, was not hurt.

The emergency landing happened at around 9:45 Saturday morning,

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