Sunday, August 04, 2013

Emergency landing in Randolph County, Indiana

(Photo provided by the Indiana State Police) 

MODOC — A pilot was uninjured after he was forced to make an emergency landing on a Randolph County road Saturday evening. 

According to an Indiana State Police media release, Brett A. Hickman, 25, Arkansas, had been crop dusting in the Randolph County area Saturday when he said his plane lost power.

Hickman attempted to land the small aircraft onto Ind. 1, just south of U.S. 36, where he lost control of the plane, which "veered off the roadway and into the ditch on the east side of the road," according to the release.

Hickman — who was on his way to the Connersville airport — was not injured. He was flying for McCormack's Crop Care, which is based in Paragould, Ark.

The Federal Aviation Administration will conduct its own investigation into Saturday's incident, according to ISP.


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