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Plane makes emergency landing northeast of airport

7 years 3 months 2 weeks ago Wednesday, March 29 2017 Mar 29, 2017 March 29, 2017 12:07 PM March 29, 2017 in News
Source: WBRZ

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. 

WBRZ has a news crew at the scene, refresh this story and watch afternoon editions of WBRZ News 2.


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