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Mooney M20E Chaparral, N7118U: Accident occurred May 02, 2017 in Olathe, Johnson County, Kansas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Kansas City

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NTSB Identification: GAA17CA260
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, May 02, 2017 in Olathe, KS
Aircraft: MOONEY M20, registration: N7118U

NTSB investigators will use data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator, and will not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

Aircraft force landed in a field.  

Date: 02-MAY-17
Time: 23:30:00Z
Regis#: N7118U
Aircraft Make: MOONEY
Aircraft Model: M20E
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)

OLATHE, Kan. - A small plane made a gear-up force landing in a field near 175th Street and U.S. 169.

The plane was on it's way to Manhattan from the Johnson County Airport. 

After reach 1000 feet, the aircraft engine failed and the pilot had to perform a force landing. 

Johnson County Sheriff's Department officials said it was a wheels-up emergency landing. The plane's propeller was damaged but there was no serious damage to the plane.

One person sustained a minor cut to his arm. Three people were on board at the time.

The Kansas Highway Patrol is investigating and the FAA is expected to investigate, as well.

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JOHNSON COUNTY, KS (KCTV) -  Emergency crews are at the scene of an emergency plane landing near 169 Highway and 175th Street in rural Johnson County. 

Responders say one minor injury was reported. Four people were on the plane.

Authorities say the plane was en route from Johnson County Airport to Manhattan, KS. 

Investigators say after climbing to 1,000 feet the plane experienced engine failure and the pilot found a safe place and landed.

Two people were on board the plane when it was forced to land. 

It happened shortly after 6:30 p.m. 

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