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Plane forced to make emergency landing in field near Goshen Airport

NOW: Plane forced to make emergency landing in field near Goshen Airport

ELKHART COUNTY, Ind.—An aircraft attempting to land at Goshen Airport was forced to make an emergency landing in a nearby field on Thursday.

A 25-year-old pilot from LaGrange, Nevin Hershberger, and his 63-year-old co-pilot were condicting a test flight of a 1977 Fixed Wing Single Engine CESSNA 152 just before 7 p.m., according to the Elkhart County Sheriff.

During the flight, the plane had a mechanical failure and lost power for an unknown reason, according to police.

The plane made an emergency landing in a field about five miles west of the Goshen Airport, in an area east of County Road 17 and north of County Road 42.

No injuries were reported in the incident.

Minor damage to the plane’s fuel tank was reported.

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