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Plane with engine trouble lands in vineyard
CLOVERDALE, Calif. -- The pilot of a single-engine plane landed short of the runway at Cloverdale Airport Friday morning when the plane's engine stopped in mid-air, Cloverdale Fire Protection District Battalion Chief Rick Blackmon said.
The incident happened around 10:30 a.m. as the pilot was heading to another airport in the Bay Area, Blackmon said.
The pilot was uninjured but the plane sustained major front-end damage, Blackmon said. No one else was aboard, he said.
"He tried to glide back to the airport but came up short and landed in a vineyard south of the airport," Blackmon said.
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