NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) A plane made an emergency landing in North Platte. Airport Manager, Sam Seafeldt, said the double engine plane took off from Colorado Springs and experienced an engine failure.
Seafeldt said the pilot requested to land around 3:45 p.m. and landed about 10 minutes after 4 p.m. Seafeldt said the pilot landed without incident. No one was hurt and no one else was on the plane.
Seafeldt said the plane is privately owned and the pilot was trying to set a speed record. He took off from Colorado Springs to fly over Harvard, Nebraska where he was planning to turn around and then fly back to Colorado Springs as fast as he could. When he was about 40 miles southeast of North Platte, he experienced the engine failure.
The tail number on the plane is N21D. A check of the FAA registry shows the plane is an Aerostar 601P, manufactured in 1975. The plane is registered in Colorado Springs to John Brush and the airport confirmed he was the pilot Thursday.