Airplane that lost power lands safely

A small airplane bound for Idaho from the Medford airport lost power a few minutes after takeoff this morning, but was able to land smoothly in a field northwest of Mount McLoughlin.

The plane did not sustain any damage in the emergency landing and the pilot was not hurt.

"Everything's as good as it could go," said Jeff Gorman, chief for the Butte Falls Fire Department. "He did well."

The pilot, a Medford resident, landed the plane at about 6:48 a.m. in a field off the 300 block of Rancheria Road. He declined comment on the incident.

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