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Small plane makes emergency landing near Saltair

Published November 7, 2012 5:49 pm

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A small aircraft pilot was fine Wednesday after making an emergency landing near 5600 West and Interstate 80.

Unified Police Detective Ken Hansen said the pilot was flying the single wing craft from Salt Lake City International Airport to Tooele when he noticed the plane was having engine trouble. The pilot, identified as Britt Reed, attempted to turn the plane around but was forced to make an emergency landing on the beach near Saltair, Hansen said.

The aircraft still was at the site of the landing Wednesday night, Hansen said. Emergency responders were working on getting the craft out.

Salt Lake City firefighters arrived at about 4:15 p.m. in the field west of the airport to find the pilot, the only person in the plane, had no injuries, said spokesman Jasen Asay.

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