Plane competing in cross-country race goes down in Missouri

2 years 10 months 3 weeks ago Wednesday, June 22 2016 Jun 22, 2016 Wednesday, June 22, 2016 4:35:00 PM CDT June 22, 2016 in News
By: The Associated Press

HUMANSVILLE (AP) — A flying team participating in an all-female cross-country airplane race crashes into a Missouri field, but both crew members were able to walk away unhurt.

The Warrensburg Daily Star-Journal reports the Cessna 182 went down shortly before noon Wednesday near Humansville, about 70 miles south of a planned stop in Warrensburg.

It was one of 50 airplanes racing in the 40th Annual Air Race Classic, which departed from Prescott, Arizona, on Tuesday morning. Race spokeswoman Dianna Stanger says preparations were being made Wednesday afternoon to remove the damaged aircraft from the field.

The race covers more than 2,700 miles across 12 states over four days and ends at 5 p.m. Friday in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Stanger says there have been no fatal crashes in the event's four decades

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