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One injured in eastern Kansas plane crash

IOLA, Kan. | An Arizona man was injured after he crashed a small plane in eastern Kansas.

Fifty-six-year-old Mark Sherman of Chandler, Ariz., suffered a broken back in the crash.

The Kansas Highway Patrol said Sherman was the pilot of the single-engine Lancair IV Propjet that lost power while he was attempting to land at Allen County Airport on Wednesday.

The patrol says Sherman approached from the south but had to circle the area while another plane was on the runway.

The plane landed 200 feet northeast of the runway. It skidded for about 50 yards until the wheels and tailsection broke off the aircraft. The crash also caused a fire that engulfed the plane.

Sherman was treated at Allen County Hospital and later transferred to a hospital in Wichita with a cracked vertebra.

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