Plane

(Aurora Police Department photo)

UPDATE: 

Authorities say a mechanical problem caused a small, single-engine propeller plane to make what was labeled as an emergency landing in a field near the Aurora Municipal Airport in Sugar Grove on Thursday morning where two occupants walked away uninjured.

Police officials now say say that just before 7:15 a.m., a Remos GX two-seat, single-engine airplane took off from the airport, with an instructor and student on-board. Moments after take-off, the airplane experienced a mechanical problem, the occupants declared an emergency and turned back toward the airport.

According to Aurora city spokesperson Clayton Muhammad, occupants of the small training plane declared the emergency at approximately 5,000 feet into its takeoff roll on the east-west runway.

The plane made a short climb up from the runway and immediately landed in the adjacent bean field on the airport's property after it was not able to make it back to the runway.

Images from the scene showed the plane upright and without fire. Aurora Fire, Sugar Grove Fire and Sugar Grove Police were also called to the scene.

Muhammad said the aircraft has minimal damage and was taxied back to the hangar.

Officials say per protocol, the airport’s tower contacted the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board to report the incident.

ORIGINAL STORY:

A small plane crash has been reported at the Aurora Airport in Sugar Grove on Thursday morning, however, both occupants walked away without injury.

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That's according to Aurora Police officials who say in a statement to press that units from APD were called to the scene.

Police officials say both pilots were able to get out of the plane. Reports from the scene indicate the plane landed near a runway in a bean field after a possible power issue.

According to Aurora city spokesperson Clayton Muhammad, occupants of the small training plane declared an emergency around 7:10 a.m. at approximately 5,000 feet into its takeoff roll on the east-west runway.

The plane made a short climb up from the runway and immediately landed in the adjacent field.

Images from the scene showed the plane upright and without fire. Sugar Grove Fire and Sugar Grove Police were also called to the scene.

Muhammad said the aircraft has minimal damage and was taxied back to the hangar.

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