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Mechanical failure of small plane forces emergency landing in Weber County

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Posted at 8:24 AM, Aug 05, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-05 10:24:01-04

WEBER COUNTY, Utah — The pilot of a small plane in Weber County was forced to make an emergency landing in Weber County Wednesday afternoon due to a mechanical failure.

Officials say the emergency landing happened at 12:20 p.m. in a remote area of western Weber County.

Photos show the plane in a field surrounded by brush and dry vegetation.

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The pilot was not injured and told officials a mechanical issue forced the landing.

Due to the remote location, drones from the Weber County Sheriff's Office and Ogden City Police Department helped locate the plane.