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UPDATE: Small plane makes emergency landing in open field near Trussville Thanksgiving Day

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A small plane made an emergency landing in a rural area near Trussville on Thanksgiving Day morning.

The incident happened just before 10:00am CT, southeast of Trussville near Pine Bluff Trail.

The Trussville Police Department tells Alabama’s 13 News Digital Journalist Sarah Killian that the single-engine Beechcraft plane lost power, and crash landed in an open field, and ended up in a tree.

Three people were on board the plane, and no major injuries were reported.

The passengers were flying from Virginia Beach, Virginia, en route to the Birmingham airport.

Those on board were a father, his son, and his son’s girlfriend.

There was no fire, and the Federal Aviation Administration is on the scene investigating.

The plane landed next to a barn with most intact, except the tail is broken off.

A Trussville Police officer says they were surprised to see people walking around the crash site when officers arrived.

The TPD praises the pilot for an excellent landing in those circumstances.

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