A pilot safely landed his plane in a Weber County field after an engine failure.
The pilot, who had taken off from Ogden-Hinckley Airport, was returning about 6 p.m. Saturday when the engine failed, said Weber County Sheriff's Sgt. Mike Strecker. He was still about 5 miles from the airport, so he looked for an alternative place to land and chose a farm at 1940 S. 2700 West in West Haven.
He landed the 1977 Piper Turbo Arrow III in the vacant field with minimal damage to the plane; the front landing gear is a little bent and there are some scratches on the pilot side's wing, Strecker said. The pilot was unharmed.