Salina, KS

Now: 34 °

Currently: Cloudy

Hi: 42 ° | Lo: 21 °

Airplane Collides With Deer

KSAL StaffAugust 5, 2015

A single-engine plane overturned after striking a deer during takeoff in south-central Kansas.

The Kansas Highway Patrol says the pilot was trying to take off from the Kingman Airport late Monday when the deer ran in front of his plane. The patrol says the deer hit the plane’s front tire, tearing it off and causing the plane to overturn.

The pilot was treated for minor injuries at an area medical center.

There have been about 33 animal strikes at Kansas airports in the last year, and all but one has involved birds. The only other deer strike was last August at Forbes Field in Topeka.

Associated Press information from: KAKE-TV

 

Copyright © Rocking M Media, 2018. All Rights Reserved. No part of this story may be reproduced without Rocking M Media’s express consent.

CATEGORIES :

COMMENTS

RELATED POSTS

Update: Child Collides With Car

November 28, 2017 4:20 pm

Saline County Sheriff truck

3 More Deer Strikes

November 22, 2017 12:08 pm

STAY IN TOUCH!

GET OUR APP!

LATEST POSTS

Popular Poultry Movie to...
February 23, 2018Comments
Mustang Revved and Stolen
February 23, 2018Comments
Meth Arrest
February 23, 2018Comments
Suspect Sought in Salina ...
February 23, 2018Comments

LATEST TWEETS

Read all tweets
© 2007 - 2018 - EEO