Minor injuries reported in plane crash Thursday
Date posted: June 7, 2013
SHERIDAN — An airplane crash at the Sheridan County Airport resulted in no serious injuries Thursday evening.
Sheridan Fire-Rescue Chief Terry Lenhart said that while several agencies responded to the 7:30 p.m. call, the plane’s pilot was able to walk away from the scene without assistance.
Lenhart added that while the aircraft sustained damage, the incident was minor in nature and that no other people or structures were affected. The pilot refused medical treatment.
Sheridan County Airport manager John Stopka said the pilot, Gary Garland of Buffalo, was attempting to make a left-hand turn following takeoff when his engine stalled and caused the plane to crash.
Stopka said the cause of the malfunction is still unknown.