Daredevil Pilot Dick Rutan Makes Emergency Landing In Victorville

The man who helped pilot the first nonstop, unrefueled flight around the world made an emergency landing today in Victorville.

Dick Rutan (roo-tan) says he was flying solo from Mojave to Palm Springs when his small plane had engine trouble.

He landed safely on a small road several miles from the Victorville Airport.

Rutan says the cylinder in the engine blew suddenly.

He said he was lucky he was flying below a thousand feet and managed to land in a remote area.

Rutan says he was on his way to a friend's memorial service, but missed the event.

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