Pilot uninjured in emergency landing
INDIANFIELDS TWP. – A small airplane made an emergency landing Saturday afternoon in Indianfields Township. The pilot, the plane’s only occupant, was not injured.
At about 1:40 p.m., the pilot, who was not identified by authorities, told witnesses he was flying from Huron County when he began experiencing mechanical issues. The pilot attempted to land on Graf Road, but impacted a mailbox and ended up in a ditch about a quarter mile south of Van Geisen Road. The two or four seat Cessna was resting upright on its tires facing the way it landed.
It appeared the plane flew under utility wires at the intersection of Van Geisen and Graf before impacting the mailbox, belonging to the residents who live at the southwest corner of the intersection, before traveling a quarter mile down Graf and coming to rest in a ditch off the east side of the road.
According to Tuscola County Central Dispatch, a passerby who called 911 said the pilot was limping. But the pilot told authorities he was not injured and a Mobile Medical Response ambulance left the scene.
The Caro Fire Department, Caro Police Department and Tuscola County Sheriff’s Office assisted on scene.