Pilot manages forced landing without injury, 3 miles north of Lubbock airport

Plane crashes north of Lubbock airport with 1 on board

LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - A pilot was able to force a landing and avoid injury after reporting a partial power loss in his aircraft on Wednesday evening.

The plane went down around 5:30 p.m. and ended up in a field three miles north of the Lubbock airport, near the intersection of Drew St. and North I-27 around 5:30 p.m., which is FM 1294 and I-27.

The Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office says the pilot called dispatch stating he lost power and landed in a field. The plane was mostly intact.

Lubbock police and Lubbock Sheriff’s Deputies initially had trouble reaching the plane because of muddy conditions in the field.

Flight path of Lubbock plane crash 1/13/2021
Flight path of Lubbock plane crash 1/13/2021 (Source: Flight Aware image)

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