Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing Just North Of Miami, Oklahoma Airport

Tuesday, November 9th 2010, 1:51 pm
By: News On 6

MIAMI, Oklahoma -- A small airplane had to make an emergency landing north of the Miami, Oklahoma airport Tuesday afternoon. 

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol along with Miami Police and Fire were initially dispatched to the scene on reports that a small plane had crashed in a field shortly after noon on Tuesday. 

The OHP says it turned out the pilot of the airplane had to make an emergency landing about a half a mile north of the airport's runaway when the aircraft's engine stalled. 

OHP troopers tell the News On 6, the pilot, identified as Lee Waldo, and passenger Joel Bessler were not injured. 

Airport manager Paul Dolph says there was minor damage to the plane, most of it to the nose gear.

The Associated Press contributed to this story