Small plane crash near Nappanee Airport

Police are investigating after a small plane made a crash landing in a cornfield.

It happened just before 9:00 p.m., north of U.S. 6 and east of County Road 13.

That's east of the Nappanee Airport.

50-year-old David Cooper of Edwardsburg was flying his ultra light mini-max from the airport when he had to make an emergency landing in a cornfield because of engine problems.

Cooper was not injured and the aircraft suffered only minor damage.

He had been heading to a private airstrip in Ligonier.

The incident is still under investigation and has been forwarded to the FAA for review.

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