BY LINDA BLACKFORD AND KARLA WARD

The Lexington Fire Department and police responded to Calumet Farm Saturday afternoon, after a small airplane went down.

Two people were on board the plane and appeared to have only minor injuries, the Lexington Police Department said in a Twitter post.

The plane was forced to land because of engine failure, police said.

The plane had been approaching Blue Grass Airport to land when the incident occurred at 3:45 p.m., said airport marketing coordinator Tiffany Hart.

Because the plane was not on airport property, there were no flight interruptions, she said.

The two people were taken to a local hospital to be checked, WKYT reported.

A Federal Aviation Administration spokesman said Saturday night that the pilot reported engine failure before making a forced landing in a field about a mile from the airport.

The plane is a Beechcraft Bonanza, a single-engine plane that seats up to six people.

The aircraft is registered to Condor Aviation, of Bethlehem, Pa., according to FlightAware.com. The website indicates that the plane took off from Allentown, Pa., at 12:16 p.m. Saturday bound for Lexington.

The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate, with the NTSB leading the investigation, according to the FAA.

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