Pilot makes emergency landing Tuesday night in Gypsum field; plane comes to rest on its roof | VailDaily.com

Pilot makes emergency landing Tuesday night in Gypsum field; plane comes to rest on its roof

Vail Daily staff report

The plane’s occupants suffered only minor injuries in Tuesday’s emergency landing. (Courtesy of Ken Hoeve)

The pilot of a single-engine plane made an emergency landing in a field near Gypsum Creek Road at about 6 p.m. Tuesday, with the plane coming to rest on its roof. The pilot and his passenger sustained only minor injuries, according to a news release from Eagle County. 

The pilot told emergency responders that he was attempting to land at nearby Eagle County Regional Airport when the plane lost power. He found an open field in which to land the plane, a 1979 Cessna Centurion that is based out of Eagle. According to Federal Aviation Administration records, the plane is registered to Eagle resident Glen Ewing. 

UPDATE: Pilot Glen Ewing talks about the emergency plane landing and how his Cessna ended up on its roof

Agencies that responded to the crash include Gypsum Fire Protection District, Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, Eagle County Paramedics, Eagle County Regional Airport, and Vail Public Safety and Communications Center. 

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Courtesy of Ken Hoeve

The pilot sought an open field in Gypsum in which to make the landing. (Courtesy of Eagle County)

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