No One Hurt After Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Tuscaloosa, Alabama Friday
No one was hurt when a small plane made an emergency landing in western Tuscaloosa Friday morning, police sources have said.
Stephanie Taylor, a spokesperson for the Tuscaloosa Police Department, said a small aircraft experienced issues while flying in the area and was forced to land in a grassy field off Charlie Davis Road.
Taylor said the plane lost power at low altitude while its pilot flew toward the Tuscaloosa National Airport.
The pilot, a 46-year-old Hoover woman, safely landed her Cessna 150 in a field and was not injured, Taylor said. In a follow-up release, Taylor said the plane clipped a guide wire of a power pole and sustained minor damage to its wing.
Alabama Power technicians responded to the scene to repair the wire, she said.
The Tuscaloosa Police Department, the County Sheriff's Office and Tuscaloosa Fire Rescue have responded to the area.
Taylor said the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board will conduct a follow-up investigation into the landing and the error that caused it.
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