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Small plane crashes in field in Schuylkill County
« on: May 10, 2022, 11:14:20 AM »

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, Pa. — A small plane was forced to make an emergency landing in a field in Schuylkill County.

The crash happened around noon Monday off St. Peters Road in West Penn Township, south of Tamaqua.

Officials said engine failure caused the pilot of this plane to conduct an emergency crash landing in the field.

Riley Zeignfuss of Andreas saw the plane crash from her house."I saw it crash right underneath the powerlines, and then I heard the boom of the crash, and then I didn't say anything else, and then we went to go check it out."

Three people walked away with minor injuries.

"It was a student pilot, their instructor, and a passenger, but I would have to say it was remarkable how they were able to put this plane down into an area field and put it underneath powerlines, this telephone pole, that's quite a task," said West Penn Township Police Chief James Bonner.

The Air National Guard was first on the scene. Local police, firefighters, and EMTs followed.

"They immediately changed course and responded. They were here on scene and had the victims extricated by the time anybody got here."

First responders were on the scene most of the afternoon.