UPDATE: Small Plane Crashes Near Dodge City
KSCB News - January 14, 2015 4:15 pm
UPDATE: The Kansas Highway Patrol is investigating a small plane crash just south of the Dodge City Airport.
Three people on the 1969 Cessna fixed wing aircraft escaped serious injuries Wednesday when it lost air speed and clipped some trees before crashing in a field.
The plane’s pilot was 61-year-old Joseph M. Baker, of Wellington. Passengers were 43-year-old Stephanie L. Johnson, of Wichita, and 33-year-old Clarence J. Sponsel II, of Haysville.
Baker and Johnson were treated at Western Plains Hospital.
Patrol Trooper R.T. Lothman says it’s possible the plane ran out of fuel and stalled but the cause of the crash is still under investigation.
A small six seat plane crashed near the Dodge City Airport. It happened just around 10 a.m.
The Ford County Sheriff’s Office says the plane went down just short of the airport near an unoccupied home. Officials say all three passengers are ok.
The plane was coming into Dodge City from Wellington.
The Kansas Highway Patrol is keeping the area secure, and investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration are on the way from Wichita to look into why the plane went down.