Alma man expected to be OK after second McPherson County plane crash in 13 months Featured

Shannon Randal Scot, 57, of Alma, is expected to be OK after crashing a plane near Roxbury on Tuesday. Shannon Randal Scot, 57, of Alma, is expected to be OK after crashing a plane near Roxbury on Tuesday. Kansas Highway Patrol photo

ROXBURY -- A Wabaunsee County man was hurt in a plane crash in McPherson County on Tuesday.

The Kansas Highway Patrol says 57-year-old Shannon Randal Scot of Alma was piloting a Maule M5 235C, a single-propeller plane, when he had troubles during takeoff shortly before 1:45 pm. Scot's plane hit a sign and lost control, ending up in a grove of trees about half a mile east of the small town of Roxbury, about 15 miles east of Lindsborg and approximately 30 miles south-southeast of Salina.

Scot was taken to Salina Regional Hospital for treatment. His condition has not been released, although the Kansas Highway Patrol says injuries were not life-threatening.

KVOE's television partner KWCH in Wichita says the pilot is the same individual who crashed another plane in the same area of McPherson County last year, although his name at that time was listed as Randal Shannon of Drexel, Mo. After the crash in March 2017, Scot apparently walked away from the plan and went to a meeting at a Roxbury bank without calling 911. He told media afterward he didn't make the call because he wasn't hurt and the crash didn't damage somebody else's property.

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