Three escape injury in crash landing


Monday, February 12th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


CATOOSA, Okla. (AP) -- Three people walked away unharmed after the airplane they were in made an emergency landing early Monday, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said.

The Piper aircraft was flying from Daytona Beach, Fla., to Tulsa when the pilot reported mechanical problems and was diverted to the Gundy Airport in Rogers County.

The pilot, however, made an emergency landing at about 12:30 a.m. in a field about four miles north of Catoosa.

The pilot was identified as Alexander Rodrigues of Portugal. The passengers were Daniele Bianchini of Italy and Frances Thompson of Georgia. All three refused medical treatment at the scene.