Plane makes emergency landing in Gratiot County farm field

Plane makes emergency landing in Gratiot County
Published: May. 29, 2022 at 8:46 PM EDT
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ITHICA, Mich. (WILX) - It was a scary scene for a pilot and a passenger as a plane in Gratiot County had to make an emergency landing Saturday.

The Gratiot County Sheriff’s Office says a possible fuel pump issue is to blame.

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During a flight from Brighton to Newberry the plane had mechanical issues. The pilot attempted to land at the Gratiot Community Airport around 10:30 p.m.

However, as the situation evolved, the plane was forced to make an emergency landing in a farm field.

The Gratiot County Sheriff’s Office says the pilot is a 40-year-old man and the passenger was a 39-year-old woman. Both were able to walk away with no injuries.

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