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By Don Ogle
Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

Pilot Escapes Injury In Plane Crash

 

April 11, 2018

Don Ogle

Colorado pilot Ty Witt, in red, speaks with responders after his homemade aircraft crash landed on I-80 just west of Sidney late Saturday afternoon. There were no injuries and the incident is under investigation.

A Colorado man escaped injury when his home built lightweight airplane lost power and he made a crash landing along Interstate 80 late Saturday afternoon.

Ty Witt, 21, of Lamar, Colorado was moving the plane from Lamar to Sidney's Lloyd Carr Field and was approaching the airport just prior to the incident. Witt said as he flew toward the field, another aircraft called on the radio informing local air traffic it was on final approach.

Witt said he went around to the west to come in second when the engine on his 400-pound aircraft sputtered. He said the engine later stopped altogether and he...



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