Dane Co. Sheriff’s Office investigating plane emergency landing

Plane makes emergency landing in Dane County field.
Plane makes emergency landing in Dane County field.(NBC15)
Published: May. 20, 2023 at 2:39 PM CDT
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CROSS PLAINS, Wis. (WMTV) - The Dane County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a plane made an emergency landing Saturday in a Cross Plains field.

The Dane County Sheriff’s Office stated the initial call came in around 1:25 Saturday, east of Garfoot Road.

The agency said the pilot described having engine trouble and needed to land the plane in a farm field. Two people were in the plane at the time, the pilot and a passenger, and the sheriff’s office said neither of them were hurt.

Lieutenant Heidi Gardner confirmed the plane was flying from Minnesota to Illinois.

The FAA is involved in the investigation, saying preliminary information shows the plane was a single-engine Cessna 172. The pilot suspected an oil leak before deciding to make the emergency landing.

The FAA said it will investigate and post a preliminary report, usually available by the following business day.

The Mount Horeb Fire Department also responded initially to the scene.

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