NEAR HOLTON, Kan. - A small plane with three people inside crashed in Kansas Thursday night and the local sheriff calls the outcome a blessing.
Jackson County, Kan., Sheriff Tim Morse was first to arrive at the crash, which happened just before 10 p.m. about four miles west of Holton on N Road.
Morse says the three men were initially trapped inside the plane, but none appeared to have life-threatening injuries.
Two of the men were taken to a Topeka hospital.
According to records, the single engine piper is registered to members of the Hubbell family from Tecumseh.
Morse says the men told him they were on a business trip in North Dakota and were just a little over 30 miles to Billard airport when the cockpit began filling with smoke.
A man living in the home next to the crash alerted authorities.
"He just heard the noise,” Morse said. “What he described to me sounded like a semi coming over the top of the house with a tailgate banging.”
The neighbor ran outside, saw it was an airplane and hollered back at the house to call 911, Morse said.
A crew from the FAA is driving from Wichita to the scene Friday to look over the wreckage and remove it from the road.
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