Pilot Unharmed In Forced Landing Near Colorado Springs

FALCON, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say a pilot has walked away uninjured after a forced landing in a field northeast of Colorado Springs.

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office tells The Gazette that 70-year-old Robert Myers was flying from Alamosa to Meadowlake Airport near Colorado Springs Wednesday when his plane lost power.

Sheriff’s Sgt. Mike Schaller says an area resident saw the plane go down and called the sheriff’s and fire departments. He says Myers was shaken but not hurt. He was alone.

Authorities say Myers was flying a 1997 Darrow Stephen single-engine plane.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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