Kirksville Regional Airport: Rough Landing
August 25, 2012
By Wendy Hayworth
Intern Reporter for the Tribune
According to Heartland onnection.com, Piper Cherokee, a single-engine plane, lost control as it was touching down at Kirksville Regional Airport at about 1 p.m. on Tuesday, August 21.
The pilot, Ted Bower of Leeís Summit, was flying from Leeís Summit when the crash occurred.
According to Kirksville Airport Director, David Hall, Bower probably didnít have the plane lined up with the runway probably as his wheels touched town. The plane came to a stop in the grass just off the runway.
The plane belongs to P & K Aviation. Bower was working towards his pilotís license.
Fortunately, little to no damage was done. The pilot was taken to Northeast Regional Medical Center and released. He suffered only a bloody nose. The plane sustained minor damage.
A routine investigation is being conducted by the Federal Aviation Administration.