VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - Around 3 p.m. Thursday a small plane made an emergency landing in southern Vigo County.
The red 1974 Piper Arrow landed safely in a cleared farm field about half of a mile east of State Road 63 near Ryman Road.
Neither the pilot, Lee Schmalz or the passenger, Joe Kobuffen, both from Kaukaune, Wisconsin, recieved any injuries from the landing.
Schmalz advised they were en-route from Wisconsin to Mississippi when the aircraft encountered complete engine failure.
He was able to safely the aircraft down into the cornfield keeping the aircraft upright.
Both Schmalz and Kobuffen were transported to Terre Haute Regional Airport to document the emergency landing, and make arrangements to recover the aircraft.
The cornfield was owned Larry Hunt of Sullivan County. The was no damage to the property.
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