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LCC Plane Crashes in Field

EUGENE, Ore. — A crash landing near Fern Ridge Reservoir leaves one man injured.

The plane came down just before 4:40 Friday afternoon.

It was part of Lane Community College’s flight program.

An instructor and student were the only two people in the Cessna 152 when the engine stopped working.

The Instructor immediately took over controls and managed to bring the plane down in a field.

A wheel came off during the landing.

“In the recent history,” Lane County Search and Rescue Coordinator John Miller reflected, “I don’t recall LCC having a rough landing like this was. It’s just nice to have ‘em walk away and not have any fatalities.”

The instructor suffered minor injuries, but did not go to the hospital.

The National Transportation Safety Board will conduct an investigation.

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