Plane makes emergency landing on CTH H in Washington County; no injuries reported

WASHINGTON COUNTY -- A plane made an emergency landing on CTH H just west of Lover’s Lane in the Town of Farmington on Tuesday, September 20th.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a plane landing around 10:15 a.m. The caller indicated that no crash had occurred and that nobody was injured. Deputies were subsequently dispatched to the scene.

When deputies arrived on scene, the pilot had already positioned the plane off the roadway and onto a farm access drive. He was uninjured.

The pilot, a 77-year-old Jacksonville, Florida man, indicated that he recently purchased the aircraft from a subject in Door County. He departed Ephraim-Gibralter Airport in Ephraim, Wisconsin this morning at approximately 8:22 a.m., and was en-route to Joliet, Illinois. The pilot was scheduled to stop at the West Bend Airport for re-fueling.

The pilot indicated that the plane experienced a mechanical problem that resulted in a loss of power. As a result, the pilot was forced to land the plane on CTH H (westbound).

The plane is described as a Rans S6-ES amphibious/land experimental aircraft. Its wingspan was estimated at approximately 34 feet. The plane received no damage as a result of the landing, and no other vehicles or structures were involved. The FAA was apprised of the situation, and the plane was removed from the scene by a local towing company.

The plane will be transported to the West Bend Airport were the pilot can finish any necessary repairs and resume his flight.