A small plane made an emergency crash landing in a field not far from Interstate 20 on E. Malloy Bridge Road, NBC 5 has learned.
The pilot contacted Metro Mesquite Airport at about 11:30 a.m. and requested emergency clearance due to unspecified trouble with the aircraft.
The pilot didn't make it to the airport and came down in a field roughly 3.6 miles south of the airfield.
The plane, a single-engine Zodiac 601XL that seats two, was spotted by Chopper 5 nose down in a field a little more than a mile south of I-20.
The pilot was the only person on board and he was not injured.
The specific nature of the emergency has not been confirmed.
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