Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Mack
KREX News Room
MACK, Colo.- A single engine aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing Monday evening after its crew noticed mechanical problems 12,000 feet in the air.
According to the Mesa County Sheriff's Office, three men were traveling from Alamosa, Colo. to Ogden, Utah, when they noticed their plane having issues and decided to land.
When attempting to do so, the plane came in too fast, and bounced off the runway, went over a hill, under power lines, and eventually ended up on R Road.
While the plane was landing, its landing gear was busted and skidded on its belly roughly 300 feet on the road before it finally came to a stop in a ditch.
The pilot, from Wyoming, who's roughly in his mid forties, and his two passengers, both from Ogden, Utah, in their early twenties, suffered relatively minor injuries.
No one was taken to the hospital. In fact, they drove to Grand Junction Regional Airport where they rented a car, and continued their trip to Ogden.
The plane however, is a different story. As the lieutenant described it, it's 'toast', and will remain at the airport until the National Transportation Safety Board can investigate.