Goshen News, Goshen, IN

July 25, 2013

Plane makes emergency landing near Elkhart


— Today at approximately 11:15am, Elkhart County Sheriff's Deputies were called to investigate the report of an aircraft that had made a landing in a field west of the city limits of Elkhart.

A Piper PA-12 airplane made a landing in a field north of CR 12 and east of Ash Rd. after experiencing engine failure and not having enough power to make it to the airport.

There was no damage to the airplane or the field. The pilot, Stacy Jo Lutes, 32, of Shipshewana and a passenger did not suffer any injuries.

The incident is still under investigation and will be under review by the FAA.