Plane makes emergency landing northeast of airport
BAKER – Two people were uninjured when the small plane they were in went down in a field northeast of the airport Wednesday morning.
According to sources, the plane experienced oil pressure problems and the pilot landed in a field off Carey Road. Video from WBRZ's news crew first on the scene showed the plane sitting in the field with no apparent damage.
The plane is piston-powered, propeller driven with a single propeller in the front. Federal registration data suggests the plane is registered to St. Augustine, Florida.
Flight tracking data showed the plane left Austin and originally charted a course for New Orleans' smaller Lakefront Airport but diverted to Baton Rouge. The plane took off from Texas around 8:45 and was scheduled in Louisiana around 11:15. Emergency officials were dispatched to the landing between 11:15 and 11:30.
The flight path shows the plane had to fly north and around a line of severe weather that is moving from Texas to Louisiana.
Numerous law enforcement and emergency responders were called to the field where the plane landed as a precaution. According to Central Fire Department officials, the plane will be removed from the field on Thursday.
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