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    Default PA-20 Incident in Kansas

    Piper PA-20, N5586H: Incident occurred January 04, 2020 near New Century AirCenter Airport (KIXD), Olathe, Johnson County, Kansas



    https://registry.faa.gov/N5586H

    It was an unauthorized landing. The aircraft suffered engine failure and would not restart. The pilot set the plane down in an empty field. There was no injury to the pilot, aircraft, or the field. -Kansas State Highway Patrol

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri — A single-engine aircraft suffered an engine failure and made a forced landing in a field near the Johnson County airport Saturday afternoon.

    Just after 2:30 p.m. a 1951 Piper, piloted by Charles Blakely, age 57, of Ellijay, Georgia reported the plane suffered engine failure and would not restart.

    He set the plane down in an empty field.

    There was no injury to the pilot, aircraft or field SE New Century Airport or 2.3 miles south of I35.
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    Default Re: PA-20 Incident in Kansas

    There was no injury to the pilot, aircraft, or the field.

    So why was it reported?

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    Default Re: PA-20 Incident in Kansas

    I guess a witness called law inforcement then the news media got wind of it.
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    Default Re: PA-20 Incident in Kansas

    Great start for their new year.
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    Default Re: PA-20 Incident in Kansas

    He set it down with no damage to anything.....Great job done by the pilot!! He concentrated on doing that pilot thing we all were trained to do....two thumbs up to him!
    Forrest Miller

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