Pilot Lands Small Plane in Field Due to Mechanical Failure
Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the scene of small aircraft that experienced a mechanical problem forcing the pilot to make an emergency landing in an open field. The pilot and the sole occupant was uninjured.
On August 22, 2019, at approximately 7:30 p.m., Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies responded a small airplane, Van’s RV-4, that was forced to land in an open field near the 14400 block of N. Dover Road.
The uninjured adult male pilot stated the aircraft experienced a mechanical failure just after takeoff from the Deer Park Airport. Unable to safely keep the small plane in the air, he located an open field and made an emergency landing. The plane was damaged due to the hard landing but intact.