Plane Crash at Kirksville Regional Airport

A small plane attempting to land at Kirksville Regional Airport crashed at the outh end of the runway shortly after noon today. The pilot apparently lost control of the single-egine Piper Cherokee, causing the front landing gear to collapse. break. The plane skidded off the end of the runway into a grassy area. Pilot Ted Bower of Lee’s Summitt was taken to Northeast Regional Medical Center by Adair County Ambulance. His injuries were nor believed to b e serious.