Pilot walks away from plane crash in Trenton field

The pilot of a single engine plane which went down in a Trenton field Friday afternoon walked away without any injuries. According to Lt. Chad Jensen of the Cache County Sheriff’s Office, 71 year-old John Kerr lost power and had to make a hard landing in the area of 600 South 800 East in Trenton. Cache County Sheriffs officers were dispatched to the scene at approximately 4:50 p.m. Friday to find the plane in a field. Kerr told officials that he was at approximately 1000 feet when he felt his engine lose power. “He tried to get his RPMs up but couldn’t so he landed in the field with no power,” Jensen says. The plane made a hard landing in the field where it rolled to a stop. There was no damage to the plane or any property and Kerr was uninjured. Kerr is described as an experienced pilot with at least 15 years of experience. He was alone in the plane. The plane is a Kit Fox Classic 4 single engine plane. The plane was pushed out of the field and into a trailer and transported back to the Logan / Cache Airport. The National Transportation Safety Board has been notified of the hard landing and they are conducting their own investigation. Initially the Search and Rescue along with medical crews were called to the scene. When deputies arrived on scene the pilot was out of the plane with no injuries and the additional units were sent back.

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