Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on May 01, 2013 @ 4:51PM
Created on May 01, 2013 @ 3:43PM
INGALLS, Ind. (AP) - A West Virginia pilot has escaped injury after his small plane made an emergency landing in a central Indiana farm field.
The Herald Bulletin and WTHR-TV report 46-year-old Vincent Miele of Clarksburg, W. Va., made the emergency landing Wednesday after losing engine power at 5,000 feet.
Miele had departed Clarksburg was approaching Indianapolis Metropolitan Airport in Fishers when he was advised to descend from 8,000 feet to 3,000 feet, but the engine quit in mid-descent. He lowered his landing gear in time to safely land in a field near Ingalls, about 20 miles northeast of Indianapolis.
Miele was flying solo and was in Indiana on business.
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