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UPDATE: Plane Makes Emergency Landing

KSAL StaffMarch 22, 2016

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.


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