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Plane Crash In Jewell County Sends Pilot To Hospital

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The Jewell County Sheriff’s Office reports that a Mankato resident was treated for injuries following a plane crash on Monday.

The incident occurred shortly before 8 a.m. when a man who remains unidentified at this time, was flying an experimental aircraft. The aircraft experienced mechanical issues following takeoff. The plane lost control and crashed east of the runway.

The unidentified individual was treated at the Jewell County Hospital before being transferred to a Wichita area hospital. He was listed in critical but non-life-threatening condition. Jewell County EMS as well as the Jewell County Fire Department responded to the crash scene.

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Derek Nester
Derek Nesterhttps://sunflowerstateradio.com
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2020 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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