Aircraft Make: STEARMAN
Aircraft Model: A75
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Wichita FSDO-64
City: OSAGE CITY
AIRCRAFT EXPERIENCED A HARD LANDING AFTER ENGINE LOSS OF POWER, OSAGE CITY, KS.
TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)-- Two men walked from an emergency landing in Osage City, with only minor scrapes and bruises.
The Kansas Highway Patrol Crash log states a 1942 Boeing A75N1 (PT17) Stearman lost power shortly after pilot Nathaniel Perlman of Fort Worth, Texas took off with passenger Raymond Lallo.
Perlman made an emergency landing in an open field. Authorities say the wet ground caused the landing gear to become stuck and break off.
OSAGE CITY—A 1942 Boeing A75N1 (PT17) Stearman with U.S. Navy markings crash landed about one-third of a mile north of the Osage County Airport Thursday afternoon.
Neighbors said the plane crashed around 2:30 p.m. April 28.
“It crashed shortly after taking off,” said Margie Mersmann, who lives near the crash site. “Sounded like it clipped some trees. All of a suddenly, it came down.”
Her husband checked with the pilot and passenger, who said they we not injured in the accident.
“Two guys were in the plane, and somebody came and got them.” Mersmann said. “They came back a couple of times. One of the times they took two parachutes out.”
Fred Nech, Osage City Police Chief, said one of the two occupants of the plane had minor scrapes, and both refused medical treatment.
“The plane lost power after takeoff from Osage City Airport and sat down in the 1600 block of Brant Street,” Nech said.
More information will be provided once a crash report is available.
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