Friday, December 1, 2017

Cessna 210-5 (205), N8465Z, Lonergan Electric Service Inc: Incident occurred December 01, 2017 near Lincoln Airport (KLNK), Lancaster County, Nebraska

Lonergan Electric Service Inc:

LINCOLN - No injuries were reported Friday afternoon after a plane was forced to conduct an emergency landing north of the Lincoln airport.

Shortly after noon, Lincoln Fire & Rescue, the Lincoln Police Department and the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to a reported plane crash, according to a LSO press release. Arriving first responders located a small airplane in a cornfield approximately 1.5 miles north of the airport with four people on board.

The pilot and owner, Scott Lonergan, 46 of rural Lincoln, and three adult family members had just taken off from the Lincoln Airport when the 1964 Cessna 205 airplane experienced engine problems. Lonergan turned back towards the airport, but with the engine trouble and a strong headwind, he knew he would not be able to make it back safely. Lonergan performed an emergency forced landing in the cornfield which resulted in no injuries to those on board nor any damage to the airplane.

The Federal Aviation Administration responded and will conduct an independent investigation.

Original article  ➤

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Authorities say no one was injured when a small plane was forced to make an emergency landing Friday in a southeastern Nebraska cornfield.

The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office says emergency responders were called to the scene just afternoon. Arriving first responders found a small plane in a cornfield nearly two miles north of the airport with four people aboard.

The 46-year-old pilot and owner of the plane told authorities he was flying three adult family members and had just taken off from the airport when his 1964 Cessna 205 experienced engine trouble. The pilot said he landed in the cornfield, fearing he would not be able to make it back to the airport safely.

The plane was not damaged.

The Federal Aviation Administration will conduct an independent investigation.

Lincoln Fire and Rescue responded to a emergency plane landing field north of Hwy 34 near the Kawasaki Plant.

Officials with the Lincoln Airport, pilot experienced engine failure on approach.

The pilot was able to successfully land the plane with all three wheels on the ground.

There were three other people onboard, no injuries were reported.

Original article can be found here ➤

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