Cleburne Emergency Landing Ends in Stock Pond

Pilot unharmed after landing in field, stock pond

The pilot of a single-engine plane made an emergency landing in Johnson County Thursday and ended up in a small pond.

According to Lynn Lunsford with the Federal Aviation Administration, the pilot of a Lancair LC-41 first lost oil pressure followed by engine power, declared an emergency and attempted to land at the Cleburne Airport.

The pilot was unable to make it, however, and decided to try to land in a field northeast of U.S. Highway 67 and Texas 174.

On his way down, the pilot struck some trees before coming to rest in a small stock pond north of Industrial Boulevard, about four miles northeast of the airport, Lunsford said.

According to the Johnson County Emergency Management Office, the pilot, who was on a flight from the Arlington Municipal Airport, walked away from the landing unharmed.

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