Pilot unscathed after plane crash in Newton

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Emergency crews responded to a plane crash in Harvey County Tuesday. 

The Kansas Highway Patrol said a Cessna 140 suffered total engine failure at a low altitude and low speed. 

The 68-year-old pilot, identified as Billy V. Patton from Wichita, attempted to land in a field north of the runway at Newton City-County Airport. 

The plane touched down just prior to reaching a fence. It struck the fence and a small tree.

The Cessna flipped over the nose and came to rest on the top.

The pilot was not hurt.

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