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1-21-09
Posted 3:45 PM
Updated 5:45 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

Small plane crashes in bean field

A small plane crashed in a field near Waldron after taking off from the Noah's Ark air field on Wednesday morning. Alan McArthur/Landmark photo

by Alan McArthur
Landmark reporter

A small single-engine plane crashed in a field near Waldron on Wednesday morning around 10:45 a.m. Two people were reportedly in the plane, described as an ultra light experimental aircraft, when it went down in a bean field in the Waldron area. Emergency crews on the scene were reporting the two people had suffered injuries that are not considered life threatening.

Jimmy A. Dulin, 61 from Crane, Mo., was piloting the aircraft and was transported to St. Luke's Plaza Hospital by air ambulance. The pilot sustained the worst injuries. Officials are reporting Dulin injuries included a broken leg.

Billie D. Carter, 58 from Mexico, Mo., who is the owner of the plane, was in the back seat and was taken to North Kansas City Hospital by ambulance.

According to Captain Frank Hunter, sheriff's department spokesman, the plane reached between 80 and 100 feet in the air traveling south after taking off from the airport and then turned to head north.

When the plane turned it disappeared from view to personnel at the Noah's Ark air field who then rushed to the scene of the accident.

It was unclear on Wednesday morning what caused the crash to occur.

The South Platte Fire Department was the first on the scene.

The small airport is located in the river valley near the town of Waldron. Waldron is located between Farley and Parkville along River Road.

Check back with The Landmark for further updates to this story.

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