World War II-era plane crashes in Kansas after Memorial Day flyover



World War II-era plane crashes after Memorial Day fly-overs

Raw video: Pilot and passenger suffered minor cuts in the crash where the plane hit a pole and broke a wing in Wichita, Kansas.

A World War II-era aircraft crash-landed in Kansas after the completion of overpasses for Memorial Day, officials said.

The Kansas State Highway Patrol said in a crash report on the pilot ran out of fuel while approaching the runway at Westport Airport in Wichita around 12:10 a.m. and tried to restart the engine.

The aircraft, start the engine, and the plane went into a nearby neighborhood, police said.

The 1943 Fairchild PT-23 was a part of the Commemorative Air Force Jayhawk Wing do flyovers across the state, according to KWCH. The PT-23 was a trainer plane for the us Army Air Force.

— Jason Tidd (@Jason_Tidd) May 28, 2018

The pilot attempted to land the airplane on a roadway, but hit a pole and the ground in the process.


Wichita Police Sgt. Kelly O’brien said the Wichita Eagle the male pilot and female passenger suffered minor injuries and were taken to a hospital for stitches.

“Fortunately, they missed the fuel of ships that are there, and there was no fire with the aircraft or anything else,” he told the newspaper.

The Kansas Highway Patrol and the Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the incident.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Travis Fedschun is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter @travfed

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