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Small plane makes emergency landing near Bozeman airport (VIDEO)

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(Courtesy photos Mark Taylor, Rocky Mountain Rotors) (Courtesy photos Mark Taylor, Rocky Mountain Rotors)

UPDATE: 7/20/17, 2:50 p.m. 

According to airport director Brian Sprenger, the Cessna 175 was carrying two people, who were uninjured in the incident.

The plane reportedly suffered extremely minor damage to the engine cowling.

The cause of the emergency landing was engine failure, according to Sprenger. He said the pilot had to make a decision and found a wheat field that would work for them to land on since the plane would not have made it back to the airstrip. An irrigation ditch eventually stopped the plane.

The incident has been turned over to the FAA and NTSB who will determine if further investigation is needed.

Sprenger said no other traffic to the airport was disrupted.

A small plane made a rough landing in a field about 1.5 miles northwest of a runway at Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport at 10 a.m. Thursday.

Mark Taylor of Rocky Mountain Rotors said he flew out to see if the pilot and passenger were OK, both occupants gave him the thumbs up.

The incident remains under investigation. We have messages into both the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office and the airport and will update the story when more information becomes available.

Video courtesy of Mark Taylor, Rocky Mountain Rotors:

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