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RAW: WWII-era plane crashes on Memorial Day

Posted at 6:51 PM, May 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-28 18:51:21-04

WICHITA, KS (KWCH-DT/CNN) – A World War II-era plane crashed after taking part in Memorial Day services in Kansas.

The 1943 Fairchild PT-23 was attempting to land at Westport Airport in Wichita when its engine went out Monday.

The pilot struck a pole during the crash, breaking off a wing. He and a passenger suffered minor cuts in the accident.

Police said the plane had just finished doing flyovers to commemorate Memorial Day.

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