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Plane makes emergency landing

By 69 News, follow: @69news, news@wfmz.com
Published On: Jun 20 2013 07:00:00 PM CDT
Updated On: Jun 21 2013 09:21:41 AM CDT

A small plane was forced to make an emergency landing in a cornfield.

JACKSON TWP., Pa. -

The pilot and passenger aboard a small plane escaped injury after making an emergency landing in a cornfield in Lebanon County on Thursday.

The single-engine plane had an engine malfunction and lost power shortly after taking off from Deck Airport around 6:30 p.m., fire officials said.

The pilot attempted to glide the plane back to the runway, but had to make an emergency landing in the Jackson Township cornfield instead, officials said.

The 51-year-old pilot and his 52-year-old female passenger were shaken up, but not hurt. Their names were not released.