Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Plane makes emergency landing near Newton Falls, Ohio

NEWTON TWP., Ohio - A pilot may have his skill to thank for a safe landing in Trumbull County.

State troopers tell 21 News that pilot, Kenneth Padgett of Cortland, was maneuvering his small plane over Newton Falls when the engine died.

Padget was forced to land in a field near Route 534 and McClure East Road at 2:15 p.m.

No one was injured. An inspection of the planes engine determined that the float in the carburetor became stuck.

The Highway patrol forwarded the incident to the
Federal Aviation Administration in case further investigation is warranted.


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