The pilot of a small aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing this morning in an alfalfa field after the plane began having engine problems.
Weber County Sheriff's Lt. Matthew Bell said 42-year-old Michael Thomas, from Oakley, flew the Piper Aero out of Bountiful Sky Park just before 9 a.m. Tuesday.
When Thomas was flying over the Willard Bay area, Bell said he noticed the oil pressure dropped and the plane started having engine problems. Thomas began flying south, and eventually found an alfalfa field he could land in at about 2600 W. 1600 North about 10 a.m.
Bell said Thomas was able to land the aircraft safely and was not injured. There was no structural damage reported from the landing.