- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 24, 2015

CHARLES CITY, Iowa (AP) - No injuries have been reported in the crash of a light plane that lost power while flying over northern Iowa.

The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office says the Piper PA-24 Comanche was being flown by David Priebe, of Sumner, when it lost power a little before 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Priebe had 6,500 feet of altitude to work with as he maneuvered his single-engine aircraft toward the Charles City airport and tried to set down there. The Sheriff’s Office says the plane overshot the landing and ended up in a ditch that runs alongside U.S. Highway 18.

The office says Priebe and his wife, who was flying with him, were not hurt. The plane sustained structural damage.


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