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ELKHART COUNTY, Ind. (WNDU) – A pilot and co-pilot are OK after a plane lost power and had to make an emergency landing near Goshen Airport Thursday night.
The pair were trying to land the 1977 fixed-wing, single-engine Cessna 152 at the airport after conducting a test flight of the plane.
During the flight, the plane experienced mechanical issues and lost power for an unknown reason. Because it lost power, the plane wasn’t able to reach to the airport in time and had to make an emergency landing in a crop field, just 5 miles away from the airport.
It landed near the 22000 block of County Road 142, near County Road 17.
Neither the 25-year-old LaGrange pilot nor the 63-year-old Goshen co-pilot was hurt.
The plane sustained minor damage to its fuel tank after the landing.