Plane makes emergency landing in Davenport

Updated April 2:  A pilot reported mechanical problems just before he landed a small plane in a corn field in northwest Davenport.

The emergency landing a half-mile east of 60th and Fairmount streets was originally reported as a plane crash just after 8 p.m. Monday, April 1, 2013.

The plane was approaching Davenport Municipal Airport when it landed, instead, in a corn field.

The pilot was the only person in the four-passenger single-engine aircraft, and police said he was not hurt.

Original story Monday evening, April 1, 2013:

Emergency crews are on the scene of a small plane crash in the area of W. 60th Street, between N. Fairmount Street and Wyoming Avenue in Northwest Davenport. There were no injuries from the crash.

Davenport Police received the report of a small plane going down at 8:08 p.m. Emergency crews found a single engine, four-passenger plane in the middle of a cornfield, about half a mile from any roads.

The pilot told police that as he was approaching the Davenport Municipal Airport to land, the plane experienced mechanical problems. He was forced to put the plane down in the cornfield. The pilot was not injured, and no one else was riding in the plane.

Police plan to record details from the scene on Tuesday during daylight hours. The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board have also been notified.

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