Monday, March 06, 2017

Aeronca 7AC, N81447: Incident occurred March 05, 2017 near Orange County Airport (KMGJ) Montgomery, New York

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office: Teterboro, New Jersey 

Aircraft force landed in a field. 

Date: 05-MAR-17
Time: 20:15:00Z
Regis#: N81447
Aircraft Make: AERONCA
Aircraft Model: 7AC
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)

MONTGOMERY - The pilot of a single-engine plane that left Orange County Airport around 4 p.m. on Sunday apparently experienced engine failure and successfully made an emergency landing in a cornfield, said State Police spokesman Trooper Steven Nevel.

The pilot was able to land the plane safely in the field about a mile from the runway.

The pilot and passenger were uninjured, and the plane was not damaged, said Nevel. "That's amazing," he added.

No immediate details were available, including the identity of the pilot and passenger or where the plane was headed when it was forced to come in for the unexpected landing.


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