Wednesday, June 01, 2022

Cessna 150F, N8173F: Incident occurred May 31, 2022 near Gardner Municipal Airport (KGDM), Johnson County, Kansas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Kansas City, Missouri

Aircraft made an emergency landing in a field due to engine problems. 

Date: 01-JUN-22
Time: 00:45:00Z
Regis#: N8173F
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 150
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91

GARDNER, Kansas (WIBW) - A single-engine aircraft crashed during “touch-and-go” exercises Tuesday night in the backyard of a home in Gardner in Johnson County, authorities said.

No injuries were reported in the crash, which was reported at 7:41 p.m. Tuesday at 32682 W. 171st Terrace in Gardner. The location was in a field west of the intersection of W. 171st Terrace and S. Osage Street.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, the pilot of a Cessna 150F was performing “touch-and-go” exercises at Gardner Municipal Airport when the engine stopped working, causing it to crash.

The pilot, Louis Benjamin Murrell, 46, of Wichita, was reported uninjured in the crash. The patrol said Murrell, who was the only occupant in the plane, was wearing his safety restraint.

Following the crash, the plane was towed from the scene.

In “touch-and-go” exercises, planes briefly touch down as though landing before quickly taking off again and returning to flight.

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