by Dan Claxton

NEW BLOOMFIELD — A small plane made an emergency landing in a field in rural Cole County Friday morning, according to the Cole County Fire Protection District.

According to Cole County Fire Protection District Deputy Chief Steve Barnes, the pilot of the single-engine Piper notified authorities he was having unspecified trouble with his plane at 11:42 Friday morning.

The pilot, who was a student, was able to make an emergency landing in a field on Zion Road in Cole County, just north of Kaiser Road. The plane took about 300 feet to come to a stop.

The pilot and instructor were uninjured and were able to walk away from the plane. The plane is owned by Jefferson City Flying Service.