Sep 24, 2021 10:20 PM

Pilot avoids injury after belly landing at Kansas airport

Posted Sep 24, 2021 10:20 PM
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HILLSBORO, Kan.—A pilot avoided injury after a rough landing just before noon Friday in Marion County.

The Kansas Highway Patrol reported the landing gear on a 1964 Beechcraft fixed wing, single engine aircraft piloted by 69-year-old Perry V. Proffitt, of Keller, Texas, failed.

The plane made a belly landing at the Hillsboro Municipal Airport. 

Proffit was not injured.  The NTSB will investigate.