Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Cessna 172L Skyhawk, N35731: Incident occurred January 19, 2020 near Meridian Regional Airport (KMEI), Lauderdale County, Mississippi

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Jackson, Mississippi

Aircraft experienced engine problems and landed in a field.

Gibson Aviation LLC


Date: 19-JAN-20

Time: 21:21:00Z
Regis#: N35731
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: 91

MERIDIAN, Mississippi (WTOK)- A small plane made a miracle landing after the engine shut down.

A pilot and passenger who ran out of fuel made an emergency landing one mile southeast of Meridian Regional Airport Sunday evening. The passenger said they were heading from Atlanta to Meridian.

The passenger said when it looked like they weren’t going to make it to runway they quickly made a decision to land in a homeowner's field.

“After talking to the pilot it looked like he had lost fuel and the engine had shut down. Fortunately, he was over this open field and was able to safely land. Both pilot and passenger are okay,” said LEMA director Odie Barrett.

The plane was refueled and will be back in the air Monday.

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1 comment:

  1. It was a 'miracle' alright, he's God's gift to aviation!?! It's a dadblame two hour flight!