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Plane makes emergency landing on Lancaster Road


Last updated 2/11/2021 at 10:02am

ST. JOHN – A pilot experiencing engine problems made an emergency landing Friday, Feb. 5, just outside of town.

According to the Whitman County Sheriff’s Office, pilot Steven Krauss, 58, of Florida, was forced to land on Lancaster Road, near Kackman Road, about 10:25 a.m.

Taking off at about 9 a.m., Krauss had left Felts Field in Spokane Valley in a 1977 Piper Arrow, the Sheriff’s Office reported. As he was nearing the area at 6,000 feet altitude, he began having engine problems, Undersheriff Chris R. Chapman said.

Krauss descended and successfully landed in the middle of Lancaster Ro...

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