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Mississippi pilot with engine trouble makes emergency landing in Ohio field, walks away unhurt
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 4:03 PM EDT
The State Highway Patrol says a Mississippi pilot safely made an emergency landing in a southwest Ohio field after his small plane had engine trouble.
Authorities say 57-year-old Douglas Alexander of Oxford, Miss., was headed to Columbus when a cylinder failed in the engine, causing power loss. He alerted Port Columbus International Airport that he was forced into an emergency landing.
Troopers say the Federal Aviation Administration will investigate what happened.