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Johnson County Executive Airport closes for nearly 6 hours after engine failure causes plane to flip

No injuries reported
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Posted at 2:41 PM, Oct 01, 2023
and last updated 2023-10-01 20:08:33-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Johnson County Executive Airport closed for nearly six hours after a plane crash Sunday afternoon.

Around 1 p.m., the pilot of a Cessna 182 was approaching Runway 18 when the aircraft's engine failed, causing the plane to fall short of the runway and flip over, according to a county spokesperson.

The pilot, the only person on the aircraft, was safely removed. No injuries were reported by Johnson County MED-ACT.

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The county spokesperson confirmed the Cessna 182 left Newton, Kansas, around noon before arriving in Olathe.

Shortly before 7 p.m., the airport reopened.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the incident.

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