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Pilot uninjured after plane lands in Perry Co., IL field

PERRY COUNTY, IL (KFVS) -

A Tennessee man was uninjured after the plane he was piloting landed in a farm field in Perry County, Illinois.

According to Illinois State Police, on Wednesday, September 16 at 4:13 p.m., they received a report from the Randolph County Sheriff's Department dispatch of a possible airplane down.

The report said the last known location was 8.5 miles east of Sparta and the plane was having engine trouble.

Police say they found the Cessna 210 where it had safely landed in a field just off of Lost Prairie Road near Lilac Road, about 1.5 miles north of Illinois Route 154 in Perry County.

The pilot and sole occupant, 33-year-old Ronald W. Coyne of Clarksville, Tenn., was not injured.

According to police, the plane was traveling from Springfield, Tenn. to St. Louis, Mo.

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