AMITY, Ind.–A Cessna 150 aircraft encountered mechanical problems shortly after taking off from Columbus Municipal Airport around 10:00 Friday morning, and was forced to make an emergency landing minutes later.
Authorities at the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office say they received a call from the airport in Columbus about a plane that might have gone down near County Roads 400S and 700E near Amity. Officers located the plane after it had landed safely and undamaged in a snow-covered field. The pilot, Douglas Wright, 52, of Greenwood, and his passenger were not injured.
Sheriff’s officials say it is unclear at this time whether Wright received clearance from the Federal Aviation Administration to resume his flight, but after a short time on the ground, the pilot again took off around 11 a.m. The FAA will continue to investigate the incident.
Information about the problem the aircraft was having was not revealed.