Plane Makes Emergency Landing In Middletown

The pilot of a small plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Middletown Saturday afternoon.

The pilot put the plane down in a field near Zoar's Pond off Randolph Road around 3:45 p.m.

Middletown police and firefighters responded to the field, but no injuries were reported.

The pilot and a passenger on board told police they had a mechanical problem that forced them to land in the field.

They left the scene briefly to retrieve parts for the plane and then met with investigators. The plane originally took off from Meriden Municipal Airport.

A representative from the Federal Aviation Administration also responded to the scene and determined that no violations occurred.

The National Transportation Safety Board was also notified of the incident.

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