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Oakley man dead in plane crash northeast of Ellis

An Oakley spray plane pilot was killed when his plane crashed near 170th Avenue and St. John- St. Andrew Road in northwest Ellis County.

An Oakley spray plane pilot was killed when his plane crashed near 170th Avenue and St. John- St. Andrew Road in northwest Ellis County.

ELLIS COUNTY–An Oakley man is dead after a single-engine plane crash northeast of Ellis earlier this morning.

The pilot was identified by the Kansas Highway Patrol as Garrett Moore, 23, Oakley. The Air Tractor AT-401B spray plane was owned by Frontier AG in Oakley.

According to Ellis County Sheriff’s Deputy Wes Alstatd at the scene, the plane was found by a farmer in his pasture early Friday morning.  Alstatt said the plane had earlier been reported missing.

Currently the Kansas Highway Patrol is on scene and the Federal Aviation Administration is enroute from Wichita.

plane crash cu copyEmergency responders were called out shortly after 10 a.m. Friday.  There was no fire.

HAYS – The Ellis County coroner has been called to the scene where an aircraft was reported down in a field in northwest Ellis County.

Shortly after 10:00 a.m. Friday first responders were dispatched to a report of an aircraft down in a field north of Hays.

Approximate location of the aircraft incident north  east of Ellis

Approximate location of the aircraft incident northeast of Ellis

The incident is near 170th Avenue and St. John- St. Andrew Road, about five miles north and five miles east of Ellis.

There is no fire at the scene. The Kansas Highway Patrol is on the scene and will assist with an investigation.

Stay tuned to Eagle Radio and check Hays Post for more details.

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