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Washington Resident Hurt in Plane’s Emergency Landing

Posted: Friday, September 27th, 2013 at 6:26 am
Author: Sally Y. Hart - KCII News

A plane carrying two Washington residents made an emergency landing near Urbana, Indiana, this week after the engine of the aircraft malfunctioned and the propeller came off. Fifty-two-year-old Tracy J. Swift of Washington was taken to Parkview Hospital with a possible broken leg and lacerations. Fifty-nine-year-old Timothy G. Swift, a passenger, and 62-year-old pilot Rex A. Ott of Danville were uninjured in the incident. Ott was able to control the 1963 Beechcraft into a soy bean field. The accident remains under investigation by the FAA and the Wabash County Sheriff’s Department.