Pilot, passenger okay after emergency landing in Waushara Co.

Waushara County Sheriff's Office
Waushara County Sheriff's Office(NBC15)
Published: Jul. 23, 2018 at 8:44 AM CDT
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A plane made a forced landing in Waushara County on Sunday.

Sheriff Jeffrey Nett of the Waushara County Sheriff’s Office said two people in an airplane experienced a mechanical problem. They called 911 and reported they were having problems and would be forced to make an emergency landing.

Nett said they did land safely in a farm field off of 28th Road in the Town of Saxeville around 6:30 p.m. There was damage to the landing gear and propeller, otherwise the airplane was intact.

He said the two occupants inside the plane were from Port Orange, Florida. They were on their way to the airport in Waupaca from Florida. They were coming up for the EAA Convention. The Waushara County Sheriff’s Office transported them to the Waupaca Airport.

The sheriff’s office contacted the FAA. They will be responding on Monday.