News Plane incidents — 02 December 2017

LINCOLN, Neb. – Four people walked away without injury after a single prop plane carrying four passengers made an emergency landing in a field in Northwest Lincoln.

The call came into emergency crews around 12:15 p.m. on Friday.

The plane touched down in a field northwest of the Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Plant.

The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office said the pilot and owner, Scott Lonergan, 46 of rural Lincoln, and three adult family members had just taken off from the Lincoln Airport when the 1964 Cessna 205 airplane experienced engine problems.

Lonergan turned back towards the airport, but with the engine trouble and a strong headwind, he knew he would not be able to make it back safely, so he performed an emergency forced landing in the cornfield.

The Federal Aviation Administration responded and will conduct an independent investigation.

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