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Dodge City Daily Globe - Dodge City, KS
  • Mo. man crashes experimental plane near Emporia

  • An 82-year-old Missouri man suffered minor injuries when his experimental aircraft crashed near Emporia.
    The Kansas Highway Patrol says James Zerkel, who lives near Joplin, Mo., was flying a Challenger Experimental Light Sport aircraft from Herington to Joplin when the plane went down Wednesday afternoon in a creek.
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  • An 82-year-old Missouri man suffered minor injuries when his experimental aircraft crashed near Emporia.
    The Kansas Highway Patrol says James Zerkel, who lives near Joplin, Mo., was flying a Challenger Experimental Light Sport aircraft from Herington to Joplin when the plane went down Wednesday afternoon in a creek.
    Trooper Chris Markham says the accident is being investigated but it appears to have been caused by mechanical failure.
    The Emporia Gazette reports that Zerkel was able to walk to a nearby highway and sought medical treatment on his own.

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