Sunday, July 17, 2016

This seems to be a bad weekend for small aircraft drivers.  I’m going to do things backwards this morning. I first is the second accident:

1 killed when small aircraft crashes in Kansas

Posted: Jul 16, 2016 11:24 AM CDT Updated: Jul 16, 2016 11:24 AM CDT

WHITEWATER, Kan. (AP) – One person has died after a small aircraft crashed in southern Kansas.

Butler County Sheriff Kelly Herzet told KAKE-TV ( ) that a 61-year-old man who lived in the area was pronounced dead at the scene after the crash Friday evening. He says the aircraft crashed in a rural area outside the town of Whitewater.

The Butler County Sheriff’s Office and the Kansas Highway Patrol are investigating.

The second was the first accident:

BEAUMONT, Kan. (KWCH) The Kansas Highway Patrol is investigating after a plane flipped over in Butler County near Beaumont.

A Butler County dispatcher said the plane hit a crosswind, which flipped the aircraft over.

Nobody was injured.

We expect more information as the Kansas Highway Patrol conducts its investigation. We will bring you any updates as soon as we get them.

All of which is not what I was writing about when the news told me about another police ambush. While responding to a 911 call. Now that is bad.

What I was writing about before other stuff began, was the group of American Veterans from all over the U.S. gathering in the tornado town, the county seat. They have stayed on the job cleaning up trees and streets for over a week now. They are, they say, giving back to America what America has given them.

They paid for their own meals, sleep on cots in the local gym, and are leaving today for their homes from Maine to Ca.

Thanks guys, volunteers all. A job well done.


From the reaches,

Ten Whiskey

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User tenwhiskey is also the author of this blog. He currently lives in small town Kansas in a semi-retired condition. His kids are married and gone (thank you). An empty nester. Divorced. Very happy with life as it is. Ten Mile maintains a personal blog here, writing of events as they appear to him; commentary, and opinions abound. He deviates into fiction as the mood strikes and creates flash fiction stories and short stories. He will not warn the reader when he drifts from fact to fiction. He feels adults are, generally, smart enough to figure out which is which. He does, however, attempt to make his fiction sound as true to life as possible. You have been warned. He, as time permits, writes and occasionally sells writing. More often than not he gives it away to various non-paying publishers of Ether Magazines, forums or for entertainment on a wall for in need of a hand friends. He likes candy, pies and a certain amount of strife. In the matter of strife - in his yourth on the farm, he became embroiled in a slinging fight. The fight involved lath as a launcher, fresh cow patties as ammo and it was a six way free for all. A little mud only adds (Umm?) a certain taste to life.
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