Plane lands in Johnson County field

A single engine plane made an emergency landing this morning in Johnson County. Sheriff Doug Cox says that at 10:06 a.m., staff at Columbus Municipal Airport notified Johnson County authorities that a plane was having problems and may be down somewhere near County Roads 400 South and 700 East in the Amity area.

Sheriff Cox says that deputies arrived to find the plane just north of County Road 400 South on 800 East after it landed in a snow covered farm field. The pilot reportedly told authorities that he was having a mechanical problem causing him to put the plane down successfully with no damage.

Sheriff Cox says that police and fire were on scene and after conferring with the pilot and others, he was allowed to put the plane back into the air.