WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Rescue crews responded to a small plane down at 53rd and Greenwich just north of Jabara Airport on Thursday. The call came in shortly after 7 p.m.
“About 7:13 tonight, a caller to 911 reported a plane crash near 254 and Greenwich. Officers from the police department and sheriff’s deputies arrived and found a twin-engine plane just north of 254 in the field that had crashed, one pilot on board,” said Sgt. Danny Mlagan , Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office.
Even though the plane was destroyed, Mlagan said the pilot was in good spirits and didn’t go to the hospital.
“The NSTB and FAA have been notified, and they are en route out here to do what they do,” Mlagan said. “We will just be out here for scene security the rest of the night until they release us.”
Mlagan said they suspect some type of mechanical failure as the cause of the crash. He said the pilot was a man in his 30s who was flying in from Nebraska to Wichita.
The Wichita Fire Department shared the following tweets on Thursday evening.