Airplane carrying skydivers crashes near Skiatook, four people suffer non-life threatening injuries

Posted at 12:03 PM, Aug 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-13 18:32:28-04

SKIATOOK, Okla. (AP) -- The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says four people suffered non-life threatening injuries when a small airplane carrying skydivers made a forced landing in a field near Skiatook.


OHP Trooper Dwight Durant said the plane had seven people on board when it made a hard landing shortly after 11 a.m. in a field north of Highway 20 in Osage County and that none of the injuries appear serious.


Durant said the pilot told troopers that the plane lost engine power at about 1,000 feet after taking off from the Skiatook airport. Images show the aircraft with the tail crumpled sitting in a grassy field near a barn.

The plane is registered to a company out of Wichita, Kansas.

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