Hero Pilot Lands Plane In Cornfield And Saves 9 On Board

Story By: Jonathan MaciasSub EditorJoseph GolderAgency: Central European News 

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A pilot has carried out an emergency landing in a cornfield after encountering engine failure in harsh weather conditions and managed to save the lives of nine people on board.

According to local media, the unnamed pilot of a Cessna C-560 business jet with the licence number LV-FQD landed on a cornfield in the Otamendi Nature Reserve in the eastern Argentine province of Buenos Aires.

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Reports said that the plane encountered engine failure while flying in difficult weather conditions.

The pilot successfully carried out an emergency landing in a cornfield and managed to save the lives of nine people on board including himself.

All survivors left the plane uninjured, according to local media.

The footage shows the plane in the cornfield as the cameraman tries to remove the propeller.

Picture Credit: CEN/@dronmardelplata

He is heard saying: “It is completely stuck, it is impossible to move it.”

A second video shows a straight line through the cornfield where the plane apparently landed.

The business jet took off from San Fernando International Airport and planned to land in a private airstrip called ‘La Venancia’ in Otamendi, according to local media.

Reports said the incident is being investigated by the Civil Aviation Accident Investigation Board of Argentina (JIAAC). It is currently unclear what caused the engine failure and the investigation is ongoing.

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