GARDNER, Kan. — The Kansas Highway Patrol is investigating after a small plane crashed Tuesday night in Gardner, Kansas.

The crash was reported just before 8 p.m. near W. 171st Terrace and S. Osage Street, just west of Gardner-Edgerton High School.

The pilot was performing touch and go’s at the Gardner Municipal Airport when the engine failed, causing the aircraft to crash in the backyard of a house.

Johnson County MedAct tells FOX4 the 46-year-old male pilot from Wichita and only occupant on the plane refused treatment on scene.

The fixed-wing single-engine aircraft is reported to have minor damage.

KHP is continuing to investigate the crash.