Thursday, May 17, 2018

Cessna 120, N77273: Incident occurred May 16, 2018 near Harlan Municipal Airport (KHNR), Shelby County, Iowa

Authorities and emergency crews responded at around 9:40-a.m. today (Wednesday), to a call about a possible plane crash near the Harlan Airport.

According to the report, the plane was apparently trying to land on the grass runway at the Harlan Airport, but it clipped a fence, causing the aircraft to flip onto its nose into a farm field just north of the airport, on the west side of Highway 59.  

Shelby County Emergency Management, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, Harlan Police Department, Harlan Fire Department and Medivac Ambulance were all on the scene. 

The aircraft’s pilot and only occupant, was not hurt.

Pictures from the scene showed the single-engine, fixed wing 1946 Cessna 120 upside down in the field. It’s registry indicates it was formerly owned by Jim Kickland, of Atlantic, Iowa, but had been sold about two-weeks ago.

Original article can be found here ➤

The pilot of a small plane ended up in a field and upside-down while trying to land in southwest Iowa’s Shelby County this morning.

The 1946 single-engine Cessna 120 was attempting to land on the grass runaway at the Harlan Municipal Airport at around 9:40 a.m., when the aircraft clipped a fence and nosed into the ground before flipping onto its top in a farm field just north of the airport on the west side of Highway 59.

The plane’s pilot and sole occupant was not injured. His name was not immediately available. The plane was purchased from an Atlantic, Iowa, man just two weeks ago.

Original article can be found here ➤

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