SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Two people aboard a small airplane escaped injury when it crash-landed near the Sioux Falls airport.

The plane landed upright in a corn field north of Interstate 90 about 9 a.m. Tuesday. Minnehaha County Sheriff Mike Milstead says a licensed student pilot and an instructor were practicing approaches to the Sioux Falls airport when the engine failed.

Airport Executive Director Dan Letellier tells the Argus Leader that the aircraft is a Beechcraft Bonanza, a single-engine private plane.

Authorities did not immediately identify the people on the plane.