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Small plane makes safe emergency landing in farm field

Plane was from Purdue University
Posted: 11:57 AM, Apr 03, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-03 11:57:26-04
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CLINTON COUNTY—A small plane with a Purdue University flight student and instructor aboard made an emergency landing in a Clinton County farm field, Wednesday.

According to the Clinton County Sheriff's Office, the plane had taken off from the nearby Purdue Airport on a flight to Marion when the pilot reported engine trouble.

The pilot then decided to turn back for Purdue's airport, but the engine failed completely.

The plane then made an emergency landing in a farm field near the Frankfort airport.

Both the pilot and the flight student walked away from the plane, without injury.

The Federal Aviation Administration will conduct an investigation into the incident.