JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP — A two-seater plane crashed into a Jefferson Township field Friday evening, but the pilot was not seriously injured.
The crash was reported around 7 p.m. near in a field near C.R. 127 and C.R. 22. Only the pilot, Warren Yoder, was on board, and he received only a bloody nose in the crash and was refusing medical attention at the scene.
Yoder said he was landing on a grass strip he usually uses when the landing gear collapsed and plane veered off into an adjacent ditch. The plane came to rest in the creek and was leaking fuel into the water until Yoder pulled it out with his tractor.
Yoder’s wife arrived at the scene and shook her head at him. When asked if the crash would deter him from flying again, he said it would not.
“It’ll take some fixing,” Yoder said, looking at his plane.
The Jefferson Township Fire Department and Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department both are on the scene. The Federal Aviation Administration has been contacted to assist with the investigation.
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources also has been requested to the scene.
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A small plane had a hard landing in a field northeast of Goshen Friday evening.
According to our reporting partners at The Goshen News, a two-seater plane landed in a field near County Roads 127 and 22 in Jefferson Township.
The plane was piloted by Warren Yoder, of Goshen. He was not seriously injured.
Yoder said that while he usually takes off and lands from the field, he came down too hard this time, breaking his landing gear.
His plane rolled into a ditch, but was pulled out by his tractor.
Yoder suffered a bloody nose, though he refused medical treatment.
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