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June 6, 2012

Minor injuries in plane crash near Gardner

A small plane went down shortly after takeoff this afternoon near the Gardner Municipal Airport in southern Johnson County.

A small plane went down shortly after takeoff this afternoon near the Gardner Municipal Airport in southern Johnson County.

The single-engine Beechcraft crashed about 1 p.m. Wednesday into a field near West 183rd Street and U.S. 56, just south of the airport.

Two people were aboard the plane and one of them suffered very minor injuries, said Master Deputy Tom Erickson, a spokesman for the Johnson County Sheriff’s office.

The plane came to rest in the field nose down with damage to its nose, Erickson said.


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