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Small plane makes emergency landing in Genola

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Posted at 5:04 PM, Nov 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-02 17:37:27-05

GENOLA, Utah — A small plane was forced to make an emergency landing in a field near Genola in Uta County Thursday afternoon.

The Santaquin Police Department said that the call came in just a few minutes before 4 p.m. that a plane had landed in a field.

Only the pilot and co-pilot were aboard the plane. Neither was injured.

The plane left from an airport in Salt Lake City and as it was flying near Santaquin, it started losing oil pressure. The engine of the plane shut down and the emergency parachute was deployed.

Resident Angella Martin sent FOX 13 a photo of the plane where it came to rest in the field near North Main Street and East 1600 North.

Small plane makes emergency landing in Genola

The plane landed in the white lake area. Although the area is usually marshy, because of the extremely dry season Utah has experienced, it is dry desert land.

The plane landed about two miles away from any houses. The Santaquin Police Department says this emergency landing was an ideal situation.

The plan has minor damage.