A small airplane made a safe emergency landing Sunday in a cornfield outside East Dublin after the engine reportedly began losing oil pressure.
Laurens County Sheriff Bill Harrell said the couple in the airplane were all right.
“They was just trying to make it home and they lost engine power and had to find a place,” Harrell said.
The plane came to a stop in a cornfield about 1:30 p.m. along U.S. 29 across from Dewey Warnock Road. Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said the airplane was traveling from Evansville, Ind., to Cannon Creek Airpark in Lake City, Fla., when the pilot asked to be directed to another airport.
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The plane crashed six miles southeast of Dublin’s airport, where it had been directed.
Harrell said he didn’t have the pilot’s name and didn’t know the extent of the damage to the plane.
‘‘It’s got a bunch of dents in it,’’ he said.
FAA records identify the airplane as a 1962-vintage Navion G. It is owned by John B. Gordon of Lake City, Fla.
Bergen said the FAA doesn’t identify people on airplanes and could not say whether Gordon was on board.A preliminary FAA report may be completed Monday.
A National Transportation Safety Board report on the crash will likely be filed in the next 10 days, Bergen said.