A small plane crash-landed in a cornfield on the west edge of Davenport Monday night.
At 8:08 p.m., Davenport police received a report of a small aircraft going down in northwest Davenport, according to Davenport Assistant Chief of Police Donald E. Schaeffer.
Emergency personnel located the single engine, four-passenger plane in a corn field approximately a half mile east of 60th Street and Fairmount Street, north of the Silver Creek Trailer Park.
The pilot, who was the only occupant in the aircraft, stated that as he was approaching the Davenport Municipal Airport to land, the plane experience mechanical problems and he was forced to put it down in the cornfield. The pilot was not injured.
According to Assistant Chief Schaeffer, authorities with the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board have been contacted about the accident. Security of the scene was maintained throughout the night and recorded during the daylight hours, he said.
Today is Thursday, Dec. 12, the 346th day of 2013. There are 19 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: Two boys who haul coal from Coal Valley to Davenport were arrested yesterday for running their teams through the city street at a furious rate. 1888 -- 125 years ago: E.H. Barker dislocated his left wrist and suffered a compound fracture of the right wrist when he fell from the roof of his icehouse. 1913 -- 100 years ago: Lou Harris was elected county superintendent of schools to fill the unexpired term of the late S.J. Ferguson. 1938 -- 75 years ago: The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that a state must give equality in educational privileges to white and Negro law students. 1963 -- 50 years ago: About 300 employees of the Augustana Book Concern, staff members of the Board of Publication of the Lutheran Church in America, as well as friends of the community and out-of-town guests honored Dr. Birger Swenson at the annual Christmas dinner of the Augustana Book Concern last night in Westerlin Hall on the Augustana College campus. 1988 -- 25 years ago: The Christmas shopping season began early this year and continues to bring out shoppers in record numbers, according to Quad-Cities retailers interviewed today.