- Associated Press - Saturday, December 31, 2016

LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. (AP) - A small aircraft crash landed shortly after taking off from a suburban Kansas City airport, seriously injuring the pilot.

Sgt. Chris Depue of the Lee’s Summit Police Department told The Kansas City Star (https://j.mp/2iQ0CpS) the single-engine light aircraft crash landed in a parking lot of a Lee’s Summit park early Saturday. The pilot had taken off from the Lee’s Summit airport a few minutes before.

The pilot was taken to a hospital with injuries that were serious but not life-threatening. Depue said there was only one person on board, and no other injuries were reported.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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Information from: The Kansas City Star, https://www.kcstar.com

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