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Pilot plans to fly in air show after being forced to make emergency landing


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This photo was taken moments before the red plane went down Friday afternoon. | Photo by Stephan Rockefeller,

UPDATE (4:20 p.m.) — Dick Fennell, the pilot of the plane that crashed, was able to successful fly his plane out of a Madison County field and land it safely at the Rexburg airport.

Fennel spoke with reporter Stephan Rockefeller moments after he landed. Watch the interview above.

Fennel safely lands his plane at the Rexburg airport Friday afternoon. / Stephan Rockefeller,

REXBURG — The pilot of a stunt plane was forced to make an emergency landing in a Madison County field after his engine stopped working Friday afternoon.

The pilot, whose name has not been released, walked away without any major injuries, according to witnesses.

The plane was in the air with several other planes practicing for the Legacy Flight Museum air show. reporter Stephan Rockefeller was in another plane working on a story when the emergency happened.

“The pilot came on the radio and said he was going down,” Rockefeller says. “It went down in a field and emergency crews are currently responding.”

The aircraft was a red bi-wing stunt plane.

Emergency crews are on scene. We will update this story as we receive new details.

Learn more about this year’s airshow here.