Two men injured in a plane crash near St. Marys

Two people were injured when a plane crashed near St. Marys, Kansas, on Sunday night. (WIBW/Eric Ives)
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ST. MARYS, Kan. (WIBW) - The Kansas Highway Patrol says a plane lost power and crashed before reaching the airfield in St. Marys just before noon Sunday.

According to KHP crash logs, the aircraft departed the runway to the north. It was enroute to Lyndon, near Pomona Lake.

The aircraft had engine problems and the propeller broke. It then lost power, crashed and landed 500 yards southwest of 5330 Sumner Court.

KHP says the plane is a 2002 T-Bird 2 fixed wing aircraft.

Both the pilot and the passenger of the aircraft were taken to local hospitals with injuries.

The pilot, William Linn, 70, of St. Marys was taken to Colmery-O’Neil VA Medical Center.

The passenger, Alan Drennon, 64, of Topeka was taken to Stormont Vail.

Both men were wearing seat belts.