Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Beech A233A Musketeer, N5791V: Incident occurred April 05, 2016 in Cherokee County, Oklahoma

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ok. (KTUL) - The FAA is investigating after a small plane made an emergency landing in Cherokee County.

The report came in around 1 a.m. about 12 miles north and 13 miles west of Tahlequah.

Two people were on board when the plane landed.

State troopers said the plane was put down on private property near North 387 Road and West 660 Road.

The pilot, 59-year-old Mark Button from Missouri, reported the plane had engine problems about 24 minutes after taking off from Harvey Airport in Tulsa.

Button told the Oklahoma Highway Patrol the engine was powering down so he landed the plane in the field.

Both the passenger, 30-year-old Shaun Besson from Wisconsin, and Button were uninjured.

The plane was a 1996 Beech A233A Musketeer.

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Cherokee County,   Oklahoma --  A small plane crashed early Tuesday morning.

The plane crashed around 1:30 a.m. near North 387 Road and West 660 Road, landing on private property.

The plane landed partially in a pond; both people on board were not hurt.

Police secured the plane and. The National Transportation Safety Board will return to the scene for a full investigation.

The cause of the crash has not been determined. 

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