Nov. 13, 2006

Plane makes emergency landing Wed.

By Ryan Gueningsman
Managing Editor

A pilot from Minneapolis made an emergency landing in a cornfield south of Maple Plain after he began having engine troubles just after noon Wednesday, according to West Hennepin Public Safety.

The pilot, John Erlandson of Minneapolis, was not injured during the incident. He flew out of the Flying Cloud Airport in Eden Prairie in his fixed wing aircraft, according to West Hennepin Public Safety.

The aircraft began having engine troubles and began to sputter, causing Erlandson to have to make an emergency landing in the field.

“There was minor damage to the aircraft, and it is very fortunate that Erlandson was not injured,” said West Hennepin Public Safety Sergeant Gary Kroells.

Maple Plain Fire and Rescue assisted, and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) was called to investigate the landing. Following investigation, the aircraft was transported on a trailer to the Maple Plain Airport.

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