Small plane clips electrical line north of Udall, lands safely in Rose Hill


An airplane struck an electrical line north of Udall this week and landed in Rose Hill.

According to a report from the Kansas Highway Patrol Thursday, a small single-engine light utility aircraft was northbound Tuesday evening when the pilot, 65-year-old Timothy McCall of Derby, stated he was having engine problems, lost altitude and struck an electrical line approximately 1,500 feet north of K-15.

KHP says he continued his flight to Cook Airport in Rose Hill.

No injuries were reported.

The aircraft is described in the KHP report as a Stol CH 75, but likely intended to be reported as a 750 model, instead of 75.

The Cowley County Sherriff’s Office said in its activity report Wednesday the electrical line strike was called in at 8:13 p.m. Tuesday.