WWII-era plane crashes in Wichita after Memorial Day flyover

Published: May. 28, 2018 at 5:44 PM CDT
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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.

WATCH LIVE: No injuries have been reported after a plane crash in southwest Wichita. We have a crew on the scene trying to get more details now. #kwch12

Posted by KWCH 12 Eyewitness News on Monday, May 28, 2018