Plane crash lands in Bootheel

Tuesday, July 31, 2012
A Comanche plane sits in the middle of a field at Bragg City after one of its engines lost power, forcing the pilot to perform an emergency landing. (submitted photo)

BRAGG CITY, Mo.- Pemiscot County law enforcement officials were called to the scene of an airplane crash Sunday morning.

According to Pemiscot County Sheriff Tommy Greenwell, the crash occurred in a cotton field along County Highway 291 just west of Bragg City.

Sheriff's deputies found a Piper twin-engine Comanche plane in a cotton field. After locating the pilot, David Clark, and his wife, officers were told that Clark and his wife were traveling from West Virginia to Arlington, Texas and were planning on refueling at the Kennett airport. Clark said that the plane began descending for landing when the right engine lost power. He quickly decided to land in a planted cotton field where the plane came to rest.

Clark and his wife received no injuries and the FAA was contacted. Authorities were uncertain Monday as to what caused the plane's engine to lose power, but they are working with other officials regarding the incident.

Pertinent address:

Bragg City, MO

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