79-year-old pilot injured in small plane crash in Lee’s Summit recovering

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A small plane crashed in Lee's Summit on Saturday.
A small plane crashed in Lee’s Summit on Saturday.

LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — One man was injured on Saturday when a small plane crashed in Lee’s Summit.

Emergency crews were dispatched to the area of NE Chipman Road and NE Douglas Street on a report of a plane crash around 7:45 a.m. First responders located a single-engine light aircraft that had come to rest near a parking lot of a park.

The pilot — the only person in the plane — was removed from the wreck by emergency crews and taken to an area hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

The pilot, 79-year-old Charles Gosselin, had reportedly taken off from Lee’s Summit Municipal Airport around 7:40 a.m. and reported trouble with the aircraft shortly upon take off.

The crash remains under investigation.

The plane came to rest near a parking lot of a park.
The plane came to rest near a parking lot of a park.

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