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Circa 1943 Aircraft Force Lands

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The intended landing spot was the Porter County Regional Airport, within a mile away.  Yet, severe engine problems caused a World War II era small plane to choose the southbound lanes of SR-49, the Valparaiso bypass, just north of the SR-2 exit.  Kyle Kuebler, Director of the Porter County Regional Airport told Northwest Indiana's Newsroom that the plane, a 1943 Taylorcraft (pictured below) executed a textbook perfect forced landing.  Kuebler credits the seasoned pilot's experience as the reason that the pilot and a passenger walked away without any injuries--in fact he said the plane was not even injured.

Plane landing on Highway 49 in Valparaiso

Read more: http://www.indiana105.com/news/region-news/27881-circa-1943-aircraft-force-lands.html

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