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(KSL News) The pilot of a small plane was forced to make an emergency landing near the Bloomington Golf Course in St. George yesterday.
Two people were on the single-engine Mooney aircraft. They were heading from the St. George Airport to Mesquite. About 10 miles into the flight, the pilot said the engine started sputtering, so he attempted to return to St. George. When he realized he couldn't make it, he set it down in a dirt field near the golf course.
Witnessed crash: "I see it get lower and lower, and it finally just crashed right here. [It] hit the ground and slid for about 50 feet or so and kind of turned a little bit."
The pilot and passenger were not hurt. Federal authorities are investigating.