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Pilot makes emergency landing in soybean field

Published: Friday, Sept. 13, 2013 1:15 a.m. CST • Updated: Friday, Sept. 13, 2013 4:06 a.m. CST

YORKVILLE – A Tampico man made an emergency landing this week in a soybean field in a Chicago suburb.

Nelson Hostetler, 43, said he was flying from Romeoville to Aurora with a friend when his small plane ran out of gas about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

According to police, Hostetler landed in a field on Yorkville’s North Cannonball Drive.

Hostetler said he and his passenger were not hurt.

“I thought I had plenty of gas. I should have known,” he said. The landing “didn’t damage a thing.”

The plane flipped over when a front wheel got caught as it was landing, police said.

 

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