WEST HAVEN -- A pilot was uninjured when he landed in a large dirt field after the engine in his small plane failed Saturday evening.
The landing happened just before 6 p.m., in an onion field near 1940 S. 2725 West. Weber County Sheriff's Sgt. Mike Streker said the man, a very experienced pilot, knew when his engine failed that he'd be unable to make it to the Ogden-Hinckley Airport but was able to locate the field.
"He did a great job picking the right spot to land," Streker said.
The plane, a 1977 Piper Turbo Arrow III, appeared to have only suffered bending to the front landing gear and scratches on the wing, Streker said. However, other structural damage to the plane wasn't known.
Streker did not know how the plane would be removed from the field but said tractors might be used to pull it out.
The Federal Aviation Administration was sending an investigator from Salt Lake City Saturday evening to look at the scene, Streker said.