Saturday, August 28, 2021

Cessna 172M Skyhawk, N12790: Incident occurred August 27, 2021 in Lorraine, Jefferson County, New York

TOWN OF LORRAINE, New York (WWNY) - A small plane made an emergency landing in southern Jefferson County late Friday afternoon.

The call came in at around 5:20 p.m. that the pilot of the Cessna 172M needed to make the emergency landing due to what officials claimed was an engine problem.

Two people were aboard the plane, which they landed safely. No one was injured.

Fire crews and other first responders made their way to a field on Route 189 in the town of Lorraine, though they weren’t there long. Bob Simpson of the Adams Fire Department says his crews returned to the station shortly after 5:20 p.m.

A mechanic came by to check the plane out and shortly after 6 p.m., the plane was seen taxiing along the field.

Officials say an emergency landing in the area is a rare call to have.

“I mean, that’s not something that happens with any kind of regularity. I mean, I’ve been here for over 50 years, and I don’t ever remember one here,” said Simpson.

According to Federal Aviation Administration records, the plane’s registered owner is a Chan Chui Sam of the Town of Brownville.

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