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Pilot lands home-built plane in field after engine trouble

Pilot lands home-built plane in field after engine trouble
James Oveross landed his plane in a field north of Salem after he reported engine trouble during a flight. (Photo by Marion County Fire District)
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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A pilot made an emergency landing just north of Salem on Saturday.

A spokesman for Marion County Fire District No. 1 says firefighters responding to reports of a possibly downed plane discovered an undamaged yellow airplane sitting in a field.

Pilot James Oveross told fire crews the plane had engine problems while flying from Mulino to Independence, so he decided to land in the field.

The pilot was the only person aboard the plane. He was not hurt.

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