Colorado Springs pastor crashes plane in Kansas; no injuries


JUNCTION CITY, Kan. — No one was injured when the pastor of a Colorado Springs church crashed the small plane he was flying in Kansas.

The Kansas Highway Patrol says emergency crews were called about 10 a.m. Thursday to Freeman Field Airport in Junction City.

Investigators determined the accident happened when landing gear malfunctioned on the 1968 Beechcraft 95-B55 that was flown by 55-year-old John Burgess, of Colorado Springs.

The report says Burgess and his passenger suffered no apparent injury.

The Wichita Eagle reports the Federal Aviation Administration’s N-number registry shows the fixed-wing, multi-engine plane is owned by Heritage Pentecostal Church in Colorado Springs.

Burgess is the pastor of the church.

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