HOLTON Three Topeka men survived when a small plane crashed in rural Kansas.
Jackson County Sheriff Tim Morse says the plane landed in a ditch west of Holton Thursday night. He says two of the men were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries and a third suffered minor injuries.
The Kansas Highway Patrol identified the men as 58-year-old David F. Osborne of Berryton, the plane's pilot; 52-year-old Steve L. Stutzman and 47-year-old Stephen M. Graff, both of Topeka.
The men were returning to Topeka from a business trip to North Dakota.
Morse says Osborne began looking for a place to land after the plane started smoking and descending rapidly. The plane went down along a rural road south of Kansas 16 west of Holton.