Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Lubbock, Texas
Aircraft landed in a field after reporting an engine failure.
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 210
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
State: NEW MEXICO
A small plane made an emergency landing Monday morning near Roswell, although no injuries were reported.
The Chaves County Sheriff’s Office said [auth] the plane sustained minor damages after making an emergency landing in a field south and west of the Roswell International Air Center.
The plane landed at about 10:25 a.m., said the Pecos Valley Regional Communications Center, reportedly due to a mechanical failure, with a pilot and one passenger on board.
Authorities have not identified the pilot or others on the plane.
Sheriff Britt Snyder said the Federal Aviation Administration has taken the lead in the investigation and the plane will be loaded onto a trailer and taken to the airport where it will be secured.
Snyder said he had no other information about the flight.
Sgt. Chad Pierce of the New Mexico State Police also confirmed the emergency landing in the field, and also said no injuries were reported. Pierce said state police had not made a report about the incident, and no other information was available.
Roswell spokesperson Todd Wildermuth said the Roswell Fire Department had been alerted in advance of the emergency landing. He also said there were no injuries, and had no further details.