Plane lands on McPherson Co. road

Jesse Alexander
Jesse Alexander(WIBW)
Published: Mar. 22, 2016 at 4:22 PM CDT
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A full engine failure forced a small plane to land on a McPherson Co. road early Tuesday afternoon.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, Ian Barnhart left Eisenhower Airport, in Wichita, around 12:30 p.m. and was taking the plane on a routine flight check.

While over McPherson Co., the 22-year-old pilot and his passenger, Michael Parisi, 23, noticed mechanical indicators that prompted them to try an emergency landing. As they approached the blacktop, they suffered a full engine failure that forced them to land on 21st Ave. near the Overland Rd. intersection.

On their way down, KHP says they clipped a power line that damaged the landing gear of the plane.

Neither Barnhart nor Parisi were hurt in the landing.