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COPY-Family Walks Away from Plane Crash in Polson

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A Colorado pilot, his wife, and their young son escape a plane crash near the Polson Airport on Friday afternoon with no injuries.

Lake County Sheriff Don Bell says that around 2 p.m., the pilot reported his single-engine fixed-wing aircraft lost power while he was flying at a high altitude.

He tried to glide the plane back to the open airport tarmac; however, the wind was pushing it away.

So, the sheriff says that he guided it for a hard, but safe, landing in an open field about a half-mile from the airport between Flathead Lake and Rocky Point Road.

Sheriff Bells adds that the FAA is on the scene investigating and determining why the plane's engine failed.