Pilot touches down in local field after engine malfunction

(Photo by Ethan Hutchins)
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MC GREGOR, Texas (KWTX) A pilot walked away uninjured Monday morning after making an emergency landing in a cornfield after his plane developed engine trouble on a short flight from the Texas State Technical College Airport to McGregor Executive Airport.

Department of Public Safety troopers, McGregor police and fire units joined a search for the Cessna 208-B Caravan at around 8:45 a.m. Monday.

The plane was found in the field about 15 minute later.

The single-engine turboprop can seat from nine to 14 passengers with a single pilot and is used both for short-haul regional air service and cargo operations.