Plane makes emergency landing near Deer Park

Staff Writer

Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies responded a small airplane, Van’s RV-4, that was forced to make an emergency landing in an open field near the 14400 block of north Dover Road at approximately 7:30 p.m. on Thursday.
The uninjured adult male pilot stated the aircraft experienced a mechanical failure just after takeoff from the Deer Park Airport. Unable to safely keep the small plane in the air, he located an open field and made an emergency landing.
The plane was damaged due to the hard landing but intact.