December 1, 2022

Garden City man injured after plane crash in north Finney County

Garden City, Kan (WesternKansasNews.Com) – At approximately 10:25 a.m. on August 22, 2022, the Garden City Fire Department was dispatched to a plane crash located at 355 East Sondreagger Road, Pleasant Valley Township, in Finney County, Kansas.

Upon arrival, fire personnel found a small Ultralight Aircraft laying in the field on the north side of the road. Fire units made contact with a bystander who was trying to free the patient from the aircraft. The bystander advised that he had seen the aircraft from north US Highway 83 and Sondreagger Road. At that time, fire personnel made contact with the pilot of the aircraft, identifying one male patient. The patient presented with facial injuries and back and arm pain. Fire personnel advised Finney County Emergency Medical Services of the patient’s injuries and advised incoming fire units that extrication would be needed for the pilot. The wing of the aircraft was removed by fire personnel to gain access to the patient. Fire personnel extricated the patient from the aircraft and loaded him into the ambulance to be transported by Finney County Emergency Medical Services.

Scene was turned over to Kansas Highway Patrol at approximately 11:08 a.m.