Pilot, teen unharmed when small plane lands in Mansfield cornfield

Ohio

It was not clear what caused the plane to lose power

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MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) – The pilot of a small plane safely landed it in an Ohio cornfield after the aircraft lost power.

Authorities say 36-year-old Christopher Lyons, of Coolville, and a 16-year-old female passenger were in the 1977 Lycoming fixed-wing, single-engine plane when the power problem occurred shortly before 8 p.m. Thursday.

Lyons maneuvered the plane into the cornfield near Mansfield, where the aircraft slid to a stop on the ground.

Lyons and his passenger were not injured, and the plane was not severely damaged.

It was not clear what caused the plane to lose power. The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the incident.

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