Plane goes down near Davenport Monday night; pilot walks away


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Originally Posted Online: April 01, 2013, 10:46 pm
Last Updated: April 02, 2013, 9:40 am
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Staff report

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.

















 




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