4 people survive after plane makes emergency landing northwest of Madison
COLUMBUS - Four people are safe after their plane was forced to make an emergency landing on Sunday.
According to the Dodge County Sheriff's office, calls began coming in just before 2 p.m. June 23, reporting a plane crash in Dane County, near Columbus and Beaver Dam.
"Shortly after, calls were received from the occupants of the aircraft, as well," said Lt. Brian Loos.
The plane was piloted by a 19-year-old woman, and was forced to make an emergency landing in a field.
"The pilot reported to deputies on scene that a switch, that changes fuel tanks, malfunctioned during the flight," said Loos. "This malfunction prevented the pilot from switching to the other fuel tank, and resulted in the aircraft losing power."
All four passengers on the plane are safe, and no injuries were reported.
“The pilot did a commendable job safely landing the plane in a recently planted corn field, which resulted in all persons on board being uninjured, and the aircraft was not damaged,” Loos added.