Plane lands safely during emergency landing

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GRAYSON COUNTY, TX -- A pilot's plane lost power before making an emergency landing near the North Texas Regional Airport Friday evening.

Assistant Grayson County Fire Marshall David Gallagher says a plane landed safely in a wheat field off 289 near Hagerman Road before 6 p.m.

Gallagher says at this time they are not sure why the pilot lost power. He says no one else was in the plane and the pilot was not injured. Gallagher says the pilot made smart decisions to land safely.

"He had several thousand hours as a pilot and he knew he was not going to make the runway so he saw this field over here so that's when he diverted and came down and put it down in this field," Gallagher said.

Gallagher says the pilot is from the Dallas area and was about to make a pit stop at the NTRA to fuel up before heading home.

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