Kansas pilot makes emergency landing in southern Nebraska

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HOLDREGE, Neb. (AP) – Authorities say a pilot has made an emergency landing of a small plane in southern Nebraska.

The Phelps County Sheriff’s Office says the Piper Turbo Arrow landed Friday afternoon on a dirt road north of the town of Holdrege. No injuries were reported.

KRVN reports (http://bit.ly/15Sz4pb ) pilot Mark Budde, of Leoti, Kan., told authorities he took off from the Holdrege airport at noon. He says the plane lost power shortly after take-off, and he determined he didn’t have enough power to return to the airport.

Budde landed on a dirt road. The plane’s right wing caught nearby corn, spinning it into a field.

The station says damage was reported on the plane, some corn and an irrigation pipe.

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