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Pilot walks away from crash of ultralight plane in Kansas

December 10, 2021 GMT

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — The pilot of an ultralight plane that crashed near Hutchinson in south-central Kansas walked away from the wreckage with no serious injuries, authorities there said.

Officials said the crash happened just before 5 p.m. Thursday southwest of Hutchinson in Reno County along West Morgan Avenue. A 40-year-old man flying the aircraft was trying to land on the road when he hit power lines, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.

The crash cut power lines in the area, but officials said the pilot suffered only minor injuries and refused medical treatment at the scene.