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2 Hospitalized After Helicopter Crash in Pratt County Wheat Field


PRATT COUNTY, Kan. – Two people were injured when their helicopter ran out of fuel and crashed into a Kansas wheat field. The Kansas Highway Patrol says the accident happened Sunday afternoon in Pratt County.

According to authorities, the 1972 Bell Helicopter was piloted by 38-year-old Nathaniel Taylor Brown, of Georgetown, Kansas. The pilot was reportedly starting to land when the aircraft ran out of fuel and the engine shut off. The helicopter came to rest in a wheat field about five miles southwest of Pratt.

Brown and a passenger, 36-year-old Andrei Cherushnikov, of Renton, Washington, were transported to Pratt Regional Medical Center.