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Minor Injury In 'Hard Touchdown' At Wichita's Jabara Airport

Abigail Wilson

Emergency responders say a small plane carrying two people onboard had a "hard touchdown" at Wichita's Jabara Airport, but no one was seriously hurt.

Wichita Fire Department's battalion chief, Stuart Bevis, said the plane came down at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday on the north end of the airport runway. He says one person was treated for minor injuries at the scene, but refused transport to the hospital.

He says the main issue emergency responders have been dealing with now is fuel leaking from one of the wing tanks.

A photo tweeted out by the Wichita Fire Department shows the plane on its nose.

The FAA says it is investigating the incident involving a Socata TBM700, a single-engine turboprop light business aircraft that slid off the runway after landing. A slick surface may have been involved.


Aileen LeBlanc is news director at KMUW. Follow her on Twitter @Aileen_LeBlanc.

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