Pilot and 16-year-old passenger escape unharmed after plane crashes in Mansfield cornfield

Pilot and 16-year-old passenger escape unharmed after plane crashes in Mansfield cornfield
Pilot and 16-year-old passenger escape unharmed after plane crashes in Mansfield cornfield (Source: Flight Aware)

MANSFIELD, Ohio (WOIO) - A 36-year-old pilot and 16-year-old passenger escaped unharmed after having to make an emergency landing in a Mansfield cornfield when their single-engine plane lost power, according to the Highway Patrol.

Lt. A.D. Ivy said the Coolville pilot’s 1977 Lycoming fixed-wing plane lost power while flying on just before 8 p.m.

The pilot was able to steer the plane into a cornfield near Huntsman and Algire Roads where he then slid to a stop on the ground, according to Lt. Ivy.

Lt. Ivy said neither the pilot nor the teenage girl were hurt.

The FAA will complete a thorough investigation into the cause of the crash.

Pilot and 16-year-old passenger escape unharmed after plane crashes in Mansfield cornfield
Pilot and 16-year-old passenger escape unharmed after plane crashes in Mansfield cornfield (Source: Google Maps)

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