Local man unhurt as plane makes emergency landing
By: Tim Murray - Friday, November 8, 2019

GOSHEN – Two men escaped injury when the aircraft they were testing experienced mechanical problems and made an emergency landing in a field near Goshen Thursday evening.

Elkhart County Police say 25-year-old Nevin Hershberger of Lagrange was piloting the Cessna 152 when it lost power about 5 miles west of Goshen Airport.

Hershberger and co-pilot 63-year-old Gary Sample of Goshen put the plane down in a field east of County Road 17 north of County Road 42.

The plane suffered some minor damage to its fuel tank from the landing.

Herberger and Sample were checked out by medics at the scene but needed no treatment.

The incident happened just before 7 p-m.


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