Single-engine plane makes forced landing in Urbana field

Grimes Field is hosting a gathering of B-17 bombers. Bill Lackey/Staff
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Grimes Field is hosting a gathering of B-17 bombers. Bill Lackey/Staff

The pilot of a single-engine plane made a forced landing Sunday morning in a field after the engine lost power.

The controlled landing happened at about 8:20 a.m. just north of Grimes Field Airport in Urbana, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Springfield Post, which is investigating the incident.

Michael Baldwin, 61, of Pickerington, was the pilot of a 1989 Van’s RV-6 experimental plane that lost power as it was approaching the runway at the airport.

Baldwin was not injured.

The highway patrol was assisted by Urbana Fire and EMS, Urbana Police Department, Grimes Field Airport officials and Maine’s Towing. The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board also were contacted and assisted on scene, the OSHP said.

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