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Airplane lands safely in Gallatin County field after reporting mechanical trouble

Posted: 12:22 PM, Oct 12, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-12 21:42:06-04

Updated, 7:35 p.m., 10/21/2019

A small airplane experiencing mechanical trouble landed in an alfalfa field near Gallatin Gateway on Saturday, according to the Gallatin County Sheriff's Office.

The sheriff's office said a 24-year-old woman from Park City, Montana reported mechanical problems around 10 a.m. Saturday.

The woman was able to land the airplane safely in an alfalfa field off Dead Cow Run, near the Axtell Anceny fishing access site.

"No injuries, no damage to the plane, good job putting it down," said Captain Jason Jarrett, Gallatin County Sheriff's Office. "It's one of those where they say, 'Any landing that you walk away from is a good landing,' and that was the case on this one."

The woman was uninjured and was the only occupant of the airplane.