Plane makes emergency landing on farm

According to Eastern Kentucky University officials, a plane leased for the school's aviation program had to make an emergency landing around 4:00 p.m. Thursday.

The plane landed on a farm about a half mile short of the Madison County Airport.

Neither the student pilot, nor the flight instructor suffered any injuries.

The plane clipped a utility line during the landing. The plane suffered damage to its right wing and back section. The utility line it hit has already been repaired.

"They did their flight check. They left and all systems seemed to be a go and so I know that that's going to be obviously one of the things that will be looked into tomorrow," said Marc Whitt with EKU.

FAA officials will be on the scene Friday to investigate the emergency landing.


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