Pilot makes emergency landing in Miami Twp. neighborhood

Pilot makes emergency landing in Miami Twp. neighborhood
Photos and video from the scene show the plane came to a stop in the front yard of someone’s home. (Source: WXIX)

MIAMI TOWNSHIP, Ohio (FOX19) - A pilot made an emergency landing in a Miami Township neighborhood on Saturday, according to Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP).

The pilot, Phillip Sullivan, 21, was flying a 1956 Piper Pacer airplane from Wadsworth, Ohio to the Lunken Airport, according to OSHP.

Sullivan began having mechanical issues and was forced to land on a residential street about 13 miles northeast of Lunken Airport, OSHP says.

OSHP says the plane hit a tree, several mailboxes, and a streetlight before landing in the yard of someone’s home.

There were no injures involved with this crash, says OSHP.

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