Purdue aircraft makes emergency landing in Clinton County field

A small plane was forced to make an emergency landing just north of the Frankfort airfield Wednesday morning.

Posted: Apr 3, 2019 10:20 AM
Updated: Apr 3, 2019 11:58 AM

CLINTON COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — A small plane was forced to make an emergency landing just north of the Frankfort airfield Wednesday morning.

According to the Clinton County Sheriff's Office, around 8:30 a.m. Clinton County Central Dispatch received a report of an airplane that had landed in a field. The aircraft had experienced engine trouble and made an emergency landing in a field just North of the Frankfort Airport.

The press release states a flight student and instructor from Purdue University took off from Purdue Airport on the way to Marion Indiana when the plane started to experience engine trouble. The pilots made the decision to turn around and head back to Purdue when the engine failed completely.

They attempted to make it to the Frankfort Airport when it was decided they were unable to make it. The pilot then made a landing in a field just North of the Frankfort Airport. Officials say both pilots were uninjured and walked away from the aircraft.

FAA was notified and will be conducting an investigation. 

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