By: Sam Hartle
KANSAS CITY, Missouri — Emergency crews in Johnson County, Kansas, responded to a plane crash Friday at Johnson County Executive Airport.
Crews were sent to the airport, located east of Pflumm Road and south of 159th Street in Overland Park, shortly before noon.
The Overland Park Fire Department, Overland Park Police Department, Olathe Fire Department, Olathe Police Department and Johnson County MEDACT all responded to the scene.
Just after departure, the plane, a Piper Single Engine registered in Colorado, reported engine trouble. While circling to return to the airport, the aircraft went down, clipping trees in a field just south of the airport, according to a Johnson County news release.
Two passengers were on board but reported no injuries and declined medical treatment.
The Johnson County Airport Commission shut the airport down at 12:03 p.m. It reopened at 1:45 p.m.
Kansas Highway Patrol personnel arrived to secure the area, and the Federal Aviation Administration is also en route to the scene.