Plane Crash Lands, Two Unharmed

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

A 74-year-old pilot and his 16-year-old grandson walked away from a crash landing in a lake near the Hinds-Madison county line.

Butch Hammack, Madison County emergency operations director, said John Gessner and his grandson, Matt Mogram, were aboard a single engine airplane flying over northern Hinds County Sunday when the plane's engine went out.

Gessner, a pilot with some 40 years of experience, was able to bring the plane down in a small, privately owned lake in Pocahontas without damaging the plane. Neither Gessner nor Mogram were injured.

After landing, Gessner and Mogram stood on the wings of the plane waiting for help.

They were taken ashore by members of the Pocahontas Volunteer Fire Department.


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