Pilot identified in Bibb County emergency landing

pramati@macon.comJune 9, 2014 

A Bibb County sheriff’s report identified the pilot of a plane that made an emergency landing Saturday morning on Riggins Mill Road.

According to the report, John W. Oshaughnessey III of Gleneagles Circle made the emergency landing in his 1966 Piper Cherokee 180 after he realized his oil pressure was low.

Oshaughnessey told deputies he was flying from Macon’s Downtown Airport to Augusta. He landed just before 10 a.m. on Fulton Mill Road near the Georgia Forestry Commission entrance. There was one other passenger aboard.

The plane managed to miss power lines. There was no damage or injuries.

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