WWII-era plane crashes in Wichita after Memorial Day flyover

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) -- A WWII-era plane returning from Memorial Day flyovers crashed in southwest Wichita Monday afternoon.

Wichita police say officers responded to the crash shortly after noon.

The 1943 Fairchild PT-23 was headed to Westport Airport -commonly known as Dead Cow International Airport - at 2558 S. Kessler, when the engine went out.

The pilot landed the plane north of Pawnee. He struck a pole and the ground in the process.

He and a passenger suffered minor cuts in the crash.

The plane was part of the Commemorative Air Force - Jayhawk Wing.