1 hurt when Iowa plane lands hard in N. Indiana

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

WABASH, Ind. Authorities say one person has been hospitalized after a small plane made a hard landing in a northern Indiana soybean field.

The Federal Aviation Administration says the Beechcraft 33 had engine failure and landed near Urbana, about 40 miles southwest of Fort Wayne.

Sixty-two-year-old pilot Rex Ott of Danville, Iowa, told investigators the propeller came off the plane but he was able to glide the 1963 Beechcraft into the field.

The Wabash County Sheriff's Office tells WRTV-TV that two others were aboard, including 52-year-old Tracy Swift of Washington, Iowa, who was airlifted to Fort Wayne's Parkview Hospital with a possible broken leg.

The other passenger, 49-year-old Timothy Swift of Washington, was not injured.

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