AP: Small plane makes emergency landing outside Wichita

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WICHITA, Kan. — Officials say no one was injured when a small plane made an emergency landing in a field just outside northwest Wichita.

The incident happened around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office says the 41-year-old Wichita man piloting the single-engine Piper Sport was flying to Augusta, Kansas, from Boulder, Colorado, when he experienced engine failure and was diverted to Wichita’s Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport. Officials say strong winds forced him to land in a nearby field.

Officials say the plane landed safely.

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