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 Monday, April 21, the 111th day of 2014. There are 254 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication. 1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir. 1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.