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Published January 07, 2010, 01:02 PM

Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Minnesota Backyard

A pilot safely landed a small plane in McLeod County after experiencing mechanical failure.

A pilot safely landed a small plane in McLeod County after experiencing mechanical failure.

Sheriff's officials say contact with the plane was lost several miles from the Glencoe Airport Wednesday afternoon. A short time later, the sheriff's department received a report that the plane had landed in a backyard.

Flight instructor Marsha McCalla of Minnetonka made the emergency landing. The FAA is investigating.

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