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Small plane flips over when crash-landing at Newton airport after total engine failure

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A small plane attempting to land at a Kansas airport crashed after it lost power, but its pilot was not hurt.

Harvey County emergency dispatchers said a small plane crashed at about 5:20 p.m. Tuesday at the Newton City-County Airport, in the 800 block of North Oliver.

The city of Newton said in a Facebook post that the airplane was attempting to land at the airport when it lost power and crash landed. A photo in the post shows the plane upside down near a fence along a field.

The number on the plane in the photo matches the Federal Aviation Administration registration for a Cessna 140 fixed wing single-engine aircraft owned by a Wichita man.

The Kansas Highway Patrol said in a crash report that Billy V. Patton was piloting the Cessna when it experienced total engine failure at low altitude and low speed.

“Pilot attempted emergency landing in a field north of the runway at Newton City-County Airport,” troopers wrote in the report. “The aircraft touched down just prior to reaching a fence. It struck the fence and a small tree. The aircraft flipped over the nose and came to rest on the top.”

The pilot was not injured.

A World War II plane that had just finished flying over area ceremonies and cemeteries for Memorial Day crash-landed near Wichita's Westport Airport on Monday afternoon, May 28, 2018.



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