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.