WWII-era plane crashes in SW Wichita after Memorial Day flyover

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) 2:30 p.m.

A plane from the Commemorative Air Force - Jayhawk Wing crashed in southwest Wichita Monday afternoon.

Wichita police say officers responded to the crash shortly after noon.

The 1943 Fairchild PT-23 was headed to Westport Airport - commonly known as Dead Cow International Airport - at 2558 S. Kessler (near Pawnee and West Street) when the engine went out.

The pilot landed the plane north of Pawnee. He struck a pole and the ground in the process.

He and a passenger suffered minor cuts in the crash.

Police say the plane had just finished doing flyovers for Memorial Day.


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1:31 p.m.

Emergency crews are on the scene of a plane crash in southwest Wichita.

Reports of a crash at Westport Airport, 2558 S. Kessler, came in around 12:30 p.m. The airport is located near Pawnee and West Street.

Passers-by say one of the plane's wings hit a pole and broke off in a parking lot.

No injuries have been reported with the crash.

We have a crew on the scene trying to gather more information about what happened.

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