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Thu August 19, 2010

Crash Landing in Southeast Oklahoma

Idabel, OK – Plane with parachute lands safely after power loss

IDABEL, Okla. (AP) Two Ohio men escaped injury when the parachute-equipped airplane they were flying lost power and crash-landed in southeastern Oklahoma.

Idabel Police Capt. John Martin says pilot Charles Reynolds and passenger Charles Miller walked away unharmed after the plane landed in a field about 4:30 p.m. Monday. Martin says the two attorneys from Cincinnati were returning home from Texas when the plane lost power at about 11,000 feet.

He says an emergency parachute attached to the aircraft deployed and allowed the plane to land without injuring either man.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the incident. The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality has also been called because fuel spilled from the plane.

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Information from: Texarkana Gazette, http://www.texarkanagazette.com

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