None injured in landing-gear malfunction at airport

By The Mercury

Kansas Highway Patrol troopers responded to a single-engine plane accident at Manhattan Regional Airport Saturday afternoon.

According to reports, a 1960 Piper single-engine plane was coming in for a landing at approximately 3:30 p.m., when the nose gear failed to deploy and the nose of the plane touched down.

The plane was being flown by student pilot Jarrett Brookhouser, 21, Junction City, when the malfunction took place. There was one passenger, John Bolton, 29, Junction City, aboard.

Neither was injured when the plane touched down.

Airport personnel towed the airplane to a hangar, where it was assessed for damage.

As a result of the crash, the plane’s propeller was bent and there were scrapes to the underbelly of the plane.

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