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No one injured after plane makes emergency landing in Avon cornfield

The plane's engine suddenly quit while in flight. The pilots were able to glide the aircraft safely to the ground in a cornfield near the Timber Lake Apartments.
Credit: Avon Police Department

AVON, Ohio — A single-engine aircraft flying from Lorain County Airport to Burke Lakefront Airport was forced to make an emergency landing in a cornfield in Avon on Saturday.

The two occupants inside the plane, a flight instructor and a licensed pilot, were uninjured and the plane did not sustain any damage during the landing. 

Avon police officials were notified by tower controllers at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport that the 1979 Piper 28A aircraft went down in the cornfield on the north side of Chester Road at around 5:00 p.m.

When officers arrived at the scene, they were told by the plane's occupants that they were flying at around 2500 feet when their engine suddenly quit. The two were able to glide the plane down safely into the cornfield. 

The FAA told Avon police that it will reach out to the pilot and the owner of the plane for their follow-up investigation. The plane's owner plans to have the aircraft removed from the field in the next day or so. 

The Avon Police Department reports that the plane is owned by RAS Aviation LLC of Elyria. 

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Editor's Note: The below dashcam video was from a chase in Avon on August 27, 2020