Small plane makes emergency landing in field

Emergency crews were called to a field near Shadeland Thursday afternoon for a report of a small plane making an emergency landing.

Posted: May 17, 2018 5:12 PM
Updated: May 17, 2018 11:49 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Emergency crews were called to a field near Shadeland Thursday afternoon for a report of a small plane making an emergency landing. 

It happened around 4:45 p.m.

Initial reports indicated there were minor injuries. Deputies with the Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office who were on scene said there were no injuries.

Deputies said an instructor and student out of the Purdue University Airport were on board.

They believe something went wrong with the engine and the plane just started to glide. The instructor was able to step in and make a quick decision.

"She didn't think that the aircraft could make it back to the airport, so she found a safe field to land it. Nobody was injured and there was no damage done," said Deputy Ryne Shoemaker.

The Federal Aviation Administration was called in to continue the investigation.

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