Kansas Pilot Crashes In Wyoming
Associated Press - Wed 03:52 PM 07/11/2012
A pilot spraying for mosquitoes is being treated for burns after his plane crashed in a field west of Cheyenne.
Thirty-eight-year-old Michael Childress of Nortonville, Kan. was able to pull himself out of the wreckage after Tuesday's crash and paramedics found him walking around the crash site. He suffered burns to the upper half of his body and was in critical condition Wednesday at the Western States Burn Center in Greeley, Colo.
The Cessna 188 was contracted by Laramie County. It knocked down some power lines, causing outages to about 400 customers.
It's the second straight summer in which a spray plane has crashed in the county. Last August, a plane spraying a potato field near Pine Bluffs crashed after clipping a power line.