Pilots make safe emergency landing
HAMMOND - Sheriff's deputies said two pilots walked away from their plane's emergency landing without injuries today in Tangipahoa Parish.
Deputies said a pilot and his instructor made the emergency landing around 10:15 a.m. about eight miles away from the Hammond airport after their engines failed.
The pilots reported they flying at about 3,000 feet when they saw they were losing oil pressure and soon lost their systems entirely. They began their descent and said they lost their engines at around 600 feet before landing in a clear pasture.
The sheriff's department said the FAA is heading to the scene for assessment and to remove the aircraft. Acadian and the Husser Fire Department assisted with response to the crash.
IMAGE: Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office