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Pierce Sheriff plane lands safely after power failure

Post by News Tribune Staff on July 24, 2008 at 6:59 pm with No Comments »
July 24, 2008 6:59 pm

A Pierce County Sheriff’s Department plane landed safely at Thun Field on Thursday afternoon after losing power and plummeting 1,000 feet during a surveillance mission, spokesman Ed Troyer said.

"They went through emergency procedures and were able to get it started again," he said, noting the pilot had already selected a landing spot if it became necessary.

The Cessna, which was carrying two people, was near the Tacoma Mall when the failure happened. Mechanics are going over the craft to determine what went wrong.

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