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Plane Forced to Make Emergency Landing in Field

No one was injured during the landing. The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating.

LIVERMORE, Ca: Emergency plane landing in Livemore. Photo taken off Lupin Way off of Greenville Road. Photo Credit: Brandi and Danielle Peterson
LIVERMORE, Ca: Emergency plane landing in Livemore. Photo taken off Lupin Way off of Greenville Road. Photo Credit: Brandi and Danielle Peterson
The pilot of a single-engine plane performed an emergency landing in a field near Livermore after the plane lost engine power this evening, a spokesman with the Federal Aviation Administration said.
 
The two-seater plane, a Cessna 152 with the tail number N66970, landed in a field about 5 miles east of Livermore Municipal Airport around 7 p.m., FAA spokesman Ian Gregor said.
 
Neither of the two people on board the plane were injured and no damage to the plane was reported, Gregor said. The FAA is investigating the emergency landing.

—By Bay City News
Robert April 16, 2014 at 12:35 AM
thank goodness the 2 onboard are ok!
Mr. Pickles April 16, 2014 at 09:46 AM
Wait till one of these contraptions crash lands on somebody's house and kills someone. The way some of these daredevils fly it's an accident waiting to happen. Hope the city is insured.
Eric H April 16, 2014 at 03:30 PM
Um....IF the report is correct that the tanks were dry, Pilot Error on this one. FAA says there shall be enough fuel onboard to make it to the first point of intended landing plus 30 minutes daytime, 45 minutes night time and that is for VFR flight conditions. I suspect the pilot in charge as well as the FBO will be talking with Oakland Flight Standards District Office. And for you non-pilot types, it’s not a question of looking at a gauge, the pilots should also be sounding the tanks and taking into account the amount of fuel the engine will consume when operating at a given power setting. Hard to believe that these sorts of mistakes continue to happen today (but they do) , similar to controlled flight into terrain. Goo d to see that they were lucky to put down in a field, would have been a different outcome had this happened on the Hayward side of the Pleasanton Ridge. .

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