UPDATE: Plane Makes Emergency Landing
KSAL Staff - March 22, 2016 3:55 pm
Kansas Highway Patrol photo
A pilot and his passenger both walked away uninjured when they were forced to make an emergency landing in a small airplane on a rural McPherson County road Tuesday afternoon.
According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, at 12:30 a 2007 Hawker Beechcraft model G36 aircraft took off from Eisenhower Airport in Wichita for a routine flight check. When they were flying over McPherson County, the pilot started seeing mechanical indicators concerning enough to attempt an emergency landing. As he was approaching a black top road the aircraft had full failure of the engine., It successfully landed on 21st Ave south of Overland Road.
During the emergency landing a power line was contacted damaging the landing gear on the right side of the plane.
The pilot, 22-year-old Ian Barnhart from Wichita and the lone passenger, 23-year-old Michael Parisi from Flower Mound, Texas, were not hurt.
No one was hurt when a small airplane made an emergency landing on a rural McPherson County road Tuesday afternoon.
According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, troopers responded to a “plane down” call early in the afternoon. First responders found a small aircraft on the ground, at 21st and Overland .
There was no damage to the aircraft, and there were no injuries.
The incident is under investigation.