Small Plane Crashes Into Milan Field

Engine failure forced a small plane to land in a field in Milan, Illinois.

Illinois State Police said the Cessna 172K fixed-wing, single-engine plane was traveling from Davenport, Iowa to Moline, Illinois when it experienced engine failure and was forced to land.

Police said it happened just before 5:30 p.m. in a field located at 929 32nd Avenue East.

The pilot, 65-year-old Larry Roth of Mount Pleasant, Iowa, and one other passenger were aboard.  No one was injured in the crash.

There was damage to the front of the plane.

Police said they were not sure if weather played a factor in the crash.


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