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Plane makes emergency landing in Hamlin County

The pilot escapes injury after making an emergency landing in Hamlin County Wednesday afternoon.

Watertown dispatch received a call just before 3:00 p.m. that an emergency landing was being attempted south of Watertown, near Thomas.

Several agencies were dispatched to look for the plane.

About an hour later, the airplane was found in a field southwest of Castlewood.

The 27 year-old female pilot was checked at the scene by Castlewood Ambulance.

The cause of the emergency landing was engine failure.

The plane had taken off from the Madison area and was heading for Watertown.

 

July 30, 2020