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Butler County pilot injured in ultra light accident

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, at 10:18 p.m.

A 43-year-old pilot was injured Sunday morning when his ultra light aircraft crashed, 10 miles southeast of August in Butler County.

The accident happened at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, Rodney Kenneth Beeton of Leon was attempting to take off when his Skycycle unexpectedly banked. The aircraft struck the road, hit a fence and then a tree.

The pilot was taken to Wesley Medical Center.

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