May 26, 2024

Pilot parachutes, passengers survive plane crash near Kansas City

Posted May 26, 2024 2:00 AM
Photo Bates County Sheriff
Photo Bates County Sheriff

BATES COUNTY —A pilot and six passengers survived a small plane crash that occurred just after 1p.m. Saturday near the Butler Memorial Airport, approximately one hour south of Kansas City.

First responders found the single-engine Cessna C206 in a hay field east of the airport runways, according to the Bates County, Missouri Sheriff.

The pilot had been able to parachute from the plane prior to the crash and was located at a hanger at the airport. EMS treated everyone involved at the scene and released them, according to the sheriff's office.

The plane is a total loss. The Bates County Sheriff’s Office is assisting the NTSB and the FAA in their investigations.  Authorities released no additional details including the name of the pilot.