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Engine failure forces pilot to land small plane on county road near Durango; no one injured


DURANGO, Colorado — Authorities say engine failure forced a pilot to land his plane on a county road in southwestern Colorado.

Dan Bender, a spokesman for the La Plata County Sheriff's Office, tells The Durango Herald ( ) that pilot Daudi Barnes landed his single-engine Cessna 150 about 4 miles northwest of the city shortly after taking off from Animas Airpark on Sunday afternoon. No one was injured.

Bender says a utility line along the road was damaged, and the road was closed while crews cleared the wreckage.

Information from: Durango Herald,

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