Small aircraft has trouble; lands in grassy field
A small airplane taking off from New Richmond Regional Airport on Wednesday afternoon developed engine problems and eventually landed in a grassy field next to the runway.
Local pilot Bob Perkins, Somerset, was taking off when the trouble occurred. Instead of landing on the runway, he apparently decided to land quickly nearby. The plane ended up about 100 feet from the main runway of the airport.
"It was a pretty minor incident," said Airport Manager Mike Demulling.