McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

January 9, 2013

McAlester pilot lands plane in field in Pushmataha County

By Rachel Petersen
Staff Writer

McALESTER — A McAlester pilot escaped injury Monday when he had to land his plane in a field in Pushmataha County.

Ronald Ervin Allford was flying a Bellanca Super Viking aircraft from McAlester to Austin, Texas, on Monday when the plane’s engine lost power, according to a report by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

Allford made an emergency landing at around 3:15 p.m., the OHP report states, in a field approximately 10 miles north on Miller Jumbo Road in Pushmataha County.

Allford was not injured as a result of the emergency landing and no other injuries were reported as a result of the incident.

On Tuesday, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) was in route to the scene of the accident, the OHP report states.

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