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Airplane makes emergency landing in Rusk County

Student and flight instructor uninjured
Airplane makes emergency landing in Rusk County
Airplane makes emergency landing in Rusk County(Nic Jones Elderville-Lakeport VFD)
Published: Jul. 29, 2021 at 1:57 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 29, 2021 at 2:55 PM CDT
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RUSK COUNTY, Texas (KLTV) - An airplane occupied by a flight instructor and student pilot made an emergency landing south of the East Texas Regional Airport on Thursday afternoon.

Airplane makes emergency landing in Rusk County
Airplane makes emergency landing in Rusk County(Nic Jones Elderville-Lakeport VFD)

The plane landed in a field near Lake Cherokee off of CR 2118, according to Michael Searcy with the Rusk County Office of Emergency Management.

Searcy said the plane’s two occupants, a flight instructor and student pilot, were not injured. The occupants said soon after taking off they lost engine power.

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