- Associated Press - Thursday, June 14, 2018

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A pilot and his passenger escaped injury when they crash-landed a small airplane in a field in Cheyenne.

Tim Barth, aviation director at the Cheyenne Regional Airport, tells The Wyoming Tribune Eagle the pilot had recently bought the fixed-wing, single-engine aircraft and was getting ready to land Thursday when “the engine just quit on him.”

Barth says the pilot did the best he could by finding a large, flat field on which to land. Investigators have not released the name of the pilot or his passenger.

The Federal Aviation Administration will investigate the crash.

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Information from: Wyoming Tribune Eagle, http://www.wyomingnews.com

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