W. PENN TWP., Pa. – No serious injuries were reported after an airplane made an emergency landing in Schuylkill County on Monday.
The plane ended up upside down in a field along St. Peters Road in West Penn Township, near Tamaqua. It happened around 12:30 p.m. The FAA says the plane landed in the field after the pilot reported engine issues.
The Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority said the plane had departed from Queen City Airport in Allentown.
According to FAA records, the plane, a Diamond Aircraft DA-42, was built in 2009, and is owned by Elias Salameh of Bethlehem.
Three minor injuries were reported, according to emergency dispatchers.
A photographer for 69 News at the scene said an Army medical helicopter happened to be passing by and quickly landed to help.
Mike and Bonnie live just up the road from where the twin engine plane went down, and Mike got to the scene even before any emergency crews arrived.
A man who said he was the instructor on the plane said his pilot did everything you’re supposed do and that he’s just grateful everyone got out ok, something which Mike was shocked to see.
“They were both walking around and I waved to the pilot and they didn’t look like they had any injuries at all,” Mike said.
The FAA said it will investigate the crash.