Plane makes emergency landing in McPherson County

Emergency Landing_267197

MCPHERSON, Kansas – A pilot has safely landed his small airplane on a central Kansas road after experiencing engine failure.

Twenty-two-year-old Ian Barnhart, of Wichita, and his 23-year-old passenger, Michael Parisi, of Flower Mound, Texas, weren’t hurt. The Kansas Highway Patrol says the Beechcraft Bonanza landed Tuesday afternoon about 2 miles north of Galva in McPherson County.

The patrol says the plane took off from Eisenhower Airport in Wichita around 12:30 p.m. for a routine flight check. When the plane got over McPherson County, Barnhart and Parisi started seeing troubling mechanical indicators and decided to attempt an emergency landing.

The report says a power line was struck during the descent, causing damage to the landing gear on the right side of the plane.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Download the KSN News App and stay up-to-date wherever you are. You can even watch KSN News live for free!
Click here to get the app
Get it in the App store
Get it in the Google Play store

KSN Storm Track 3 Weather

Trending Stories