Monday, December 09, 2019

Cessna 182C Skylane, N8730T: Incident occurred December 07, 2019 in Reed City, Osceola County, Michigan

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Grand Rapids

Aircraft made a forced landing in a field.

Aircraft & Aviation Professionals LLC

Date: 07-DEC-19
Time: 23:30:00Z
Regis#: N8730T
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 182
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91

A small plane was forced to make an emergency landing Saturday evening in a field east of Reed City.

The sheriff’s department says two people were flying from Greenville to Traverse City.

They say engine problems forced them to make an emergency landing on a field in Hersey Township near the intersection of 175th Ave. and US-10.

Deputies say the pilot, Benjamin Lapage of Marshall, and the passenger, Eric Nuffer of Traverse City were not hurt.

The plane did receive minor damage from the landing.

The sheriff’s office says they are assisting the Federal Aviation Administration with the investigation on the incident.

Original article can be found here ➤


  1. Wow. That is an amazing outcome! Kudo's to the pilot for walking away with an intact airplane!

  2. Yeah that's an impressive landing outcome in that snow and grass. Total recipe for a nose over if not executed to perfection (textbook soft field landing and added challenge of the unknown under the snow).