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Engine failure blamed for Huron plane crash

HURON -- A plane crash near Huron last week was caused by engine failure, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. At about 7 p.m. on July 19, a Meyers 200B airplane conducted a forced landing near Huron, an NTSB report said, which ...

A small plane was forced to make an emergency landing in an empty field just north of Huron on Tuesday. (Evan Hendershot/Republic)
A small plane was forced to make an emergency landing in an empty field just north of Huron on Tuesday. (Evan Hendershot/Republic)

HURON - A plane crash near Huron last week was caused by engine failure, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.

At about 7 p.m. on July 19, a Meyers 200B airplane conducted a forced landing near Huron, an NTSB report said, which caused minor injuries to the pilot and a passenger. The aircraft took on substantial damage.

According to NTSB, the flight originated in Nevada, but the pilot stopped in Casper, Wyoming, after noticing oil on the windscreen. The flight continued to Huron, where the pilot stopped at the Huron Regional Airport.

Shortly after leaving Huron, "the airplane's engine lost power," the report said, resorting to "idle power."

The pilot landed the airplane upright in a field with its landing gear retracted, and "substantial damage was noted to the airplane's fuselage."

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The aircraft was retained for examination.

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