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Jan 26, 2010 12:34 PM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Fore! Small plane lands on golf course

A Cessna 170 sits on a golf course in Houston after the pilot made an emergency landing. "I was watching out. I saw two fairways that were appropriate and there was only one guy on this one. I went over the top of him and landed here," pilot Brendon Ford said. Ford was alone flying from Lafayette, Louisiana to Columbus, Texas when his plane lost power.

Golfer Craig Hannah took cover. "I kind of moved out towards the trees. I got out of the way. By now, I can see the propeller's not turning, and I'm like, 'Oh, man!' And he sat it down ... right here in the fairway, No 11."

National Transportation Safety Board investigators are checking into the forced landing.

 

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