DOUGLAS COUNTY — A Kansas man avoided injury in an emergency landing just before noon Saturday in Douglas County.
The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a rebuilt Cessna vintage 1970 Vietnam aircraft piloted by David A. McFarlane, 67, Baldwin, was attempting to practice fail engine maneuvers.
He attempted to restart the engine and the engine failed to start. He tried to turn around and land at the airport, lost altitude and tried to land in a bean field.
The plane landed in a private residence, struck a wood fence and came to a rest in a field next to the residence.
McFarlane was not injured.