Plane crashed into some trees while making an emergency landing late Friday morning at Johnson County Executive Airport.
- The plane took off from the airport bound for Colorado shortly before noon and had some problems in the air, causing it to attempt an emergency landing at 11:57 a.m., according to emergency crews.
- While making an emergency landing, the plane ended up about a half mile south of the runway and into some trees, losing both wings in the process.
- The pilot and co-pilot, who are O.K., were the only people on-board.
After crash-landing into the trees, the pilot and co-pilot were then unable to get out of the plane.
They eventually made it out on their own.
- Flight records indicate the airport had just one departure between 10:30 a.m. and noon, a Piper Cherokee Arrow single-engine craft that was in the air for one minute shortly before noon.
- That plane is registered to Two Wings And A Prayer LLC out of Aurora, CO.
Police and emergency crews held down the scene Friday afternoon, waiting for the Federal Aviation Administration to get on-scene and conduct an official investigation.
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