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Small plane makes emergency landing in Monticello farm field

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LAFAYETTE COUNTY (WKOW) -- Authorities say federal investigators are in Wisconsin looking into what caused a small plane to make an emergency landing in southwestern Wisconsin Friday night.

According to Lafayette County sheriff's officials, the plane landed near the intersection of County Road W and Dimmicks Road in Monticello around 7:30 p.m. on May 4. The pilot reported mechanical failures while trying to land at a small air strip near Apple Canyon Lake.

Officials in Jo Daviess County, Illinois told authorities the man couldn't make it to the air strip and ended up landing in a farm field off Illinois Lane. 

Deputies from both sheriffs' agencies responded to the landing site. They found the plane was upright and the pilot was not hurt. He made arrangements to remove the plane and get it to a nearby airport.

Federal Aviation Administration inspectors were called to respond to the incident Saturday morning. 

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