Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 150
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA W. Chicago-DuPage (NON Part 121) FSDO-03
City: POPLAR GROVE
AIRCRAFT FORCE LANDED IN A FIELD, 2 MILES FROM POPLAR GROVE, IL
BOONE COUNTY (WREX) -
A single-engine plane lands in a wheat field in rural Boone County Saturday morning.
According to Sheriff Dave Ernest, the plane was searching for the nearest airport to land at after experiencing a mechanical failure around 11:30 a.m.
The private plane, from Hampshire, Illinois, almost made it to Poplar Grove Airport, but came up just short, making an emergency landing safely in a field near Woodstock Road and Grange Hall Road.
Sheriff Ernest says the pilot made a "perfect landing."
There were two people in the plane and they were not hurt.
What exactly caused the mechanical failure is unknown at this time, Ernest says.
The FAA is investigating this incident.
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