Experimental plane crashes in Missouri bean field

9 months 4 weeks 1 day ago August 29, 2016 Aug 29, 2016 Monday, August 29 2016 Monday, August 29, 2016 10:54:59 AM CDT in News
By: The Associated Press

PORTAGE DES SIOUX (AP) — The pilot of an ultralight, experimental airplane is shaken but OK after a crash landing in an eastern Missouri soybean field.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the crash happened Sunday after the engine cut off while the pilot was trying to land. The plane went down in a St. Charles County soybean field.

The plane's landing gear collapsed, causing the aircraft to spin out of control. But St. Charles County police spokeswoman Val Joyner says the pilot managed to walk away without injury.

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