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Sharon Springs pilot injured after crashing into field

8/19/2012

TRIBUNE (AP) -- A western Kansas man is injured after crashing his fixed-wing airplane into a Greeley County cornfield.

The Garden City Telegram reports 52-year-old A.B. Smith of Sharon Springs was flying the single-engine Cessna at 10:38 a.m. Friday when he lost control of the plane when banking to turn.

The Kansas Highway Patrol says Smith was able to straighten out the plane and crash landed in a field near Tribune. It came to rest on its landing gear in an upright position.

Smith was taken to Greeley County Hospital, which declined to release information about his condition late Friday. A woman at the hospital told The Associated Press on Saturday he was transferred to a different hospital soon after he arrived, but she didn't have information on where he was taken.