Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Wichita, Kansas
Aircraft on takeoff, flipped over.
Aircraft Make: BELLANCA
Aircraft Model: 8KCAB
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
STAFFORD COUNTY – A Kansas man was involved in a small plane mishap just before 1:30p.m. on Sunday in Stafford County.
The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a Bellanca 8KCAB Decathlon piloted by Milton D. Pinkston, 86, St. John, aligned the takeoff path incorrectly.
The aircraft went too far to the east, traveled off the runway and entered a muddy wheat field. The landing gear dug in and the aircraft flipped.
Pinkston was not injured.
Original article can be found here: http://www.jcpost.com