Amador Fire and Resucue Units Called To An Emergency Plane Landing

Amador Fire and Resucue Units Called To An Emergency Plane Landing

Amador Fire and Rescue units were called to an emergency private plane landing Saturday. According to reports, around 10 o’clock, a local pilot took off at Westover Field, flying a 1942 Piper Cub, when a mechanical failure occurred. The pilot reported while airborne, the plane was veering to the left, uncontrollably. The pilot then shut the power off, turned off all fuel and then put the plane down in a field of oak trees near Running Gold canyon. Authorities were called to the immediately and responded to the scene; CAL FIRE, the Sutter Creek Fire Department and the Amador County Sheriff’s Office. Officials have not released the name of the pilot or passenger, but did say both walked away from the crash without injuries and helped authorities, to pull the plane up out of the canyon on a backhoe. The pilot is being credited with executing a textbook crash landing; saving himself and his passenger.

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