March 11, 2014
Airplanes are a ubiquitous sight in today's modern world, yet they are still pieces of mechanical equipment, after all. Occasionally, they do things they're not supposed to, and on Thursday, that was the case for one local pilot.
Doctor Hope was piloting his Piper Commanche to Minden airport when he says his engine stopped getting fuel, and died. However, he was able to glide the craft into a nearby alfalfa field, and after the crash landing, walked away with no injuries.
The FFA is now investigating the crash to obtain further information.