'Missing' pilot explains actions after Kansas crash

1 year 5 months 1 week ago Sunday, March 05 2017 Mar 5, 2017 Sunday, March 05, 2017 12:46:23 PM CST March 05, 2017 in News
By: The Associated Press

ROXBURY, Kan. (AP) — Authorities were stumped when a damaged fixed-wing plane was found after an apparent crash landing in a field near Roxbury, Kansas, with no sign of the pilot.

On Saturday, the pilot, Randy Shannon, a businessman from Drexel, Missouri, solved the mystery.

He told The Kansas City Star the crash happened Thursday as he tried to land on a roadway near Roxbury, intending to glide to a parking spot.

Because he wasn't hurt and no property was damaged, Shannon walked into Roxbury, told someone what happened and went to a business meeting. Later, he was taken to an airport where he had a truck and drove home.

He said he called federal and aviation officials to report the crash. In hindsight, he said he also should have notified local authorities.

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