Sunday, May 17, 2015

Cessna 150C, N1924Z: Incident occurred May 17, 2015 near Animas Air Park (00C), Durango, Colorado

A small plane made an emergency landing on County Road 205 about 3 p.m. Sunday. No injuries were reported.

Buady Barnes of Durango was forced to make an emergency landing in his single-engine plane onto County Road 205 on Sunday afternoon. The plane’s engine failed. The cause of the problem was unknown Sunday evening.

La Plata County Sheriffs spokesperson Dan Bender said that deputies responded to the 2000 block of County Road 205, also known as Turtle Lake Road, about four miles northwest of Durango.

“Baudy Barnes of Durango was flying a Cessna 150C, a single-engine airplane, and he reported that he had engine failure, and he tried to land on or alongside CR 205,” Bender said.

Barnes left Animas Airpark, and shortly after he reported his engine was failing.

No one was injured in the emergency landing, Bender said.

Bender said the a utility line along the road was damaged. The road was closed until the wreckage can be cleared. Bender expected the road would reopen about 6 p.m. Sunday.



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