Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Grant County Field

A small airplane made an emergency landing Sunday in a hay field just west of Bloomington. The Grant County Sheriff’s office says the incident happened on Birch Road around 10:30 am when a single engine plane experienced engine troubles and landed in the field. Farmers were in the process of harvesting hay and there were several windrows of hay that helped guide the aircraft to the ground acting like a runway. The pilot, 61 year old Charles Diggins of Massachusetts was able to land the craft safely without causing any damages to the plane and without any injuries to himself or his passenger. The two were flying from Poplar Grove, Illinois to Livingston, Montana. The plane was removed from the field and taken to the Prairie du Chien airport for inspection and repairs. The Grant County Sheriff’s Office is working with the FAA in their ongoing investigation into the incident.