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

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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.

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