HEALDSBURG (CBS SF) – A small plane lost power and landed in a field outside Healdsburg around noon Thursday, Healdsburg Fire Chief Steve Adams said.

The two-person plane glided onto a field between two vineyards near the 400 block of West Dry Creek Road, a half-mile north of Westside Road, Adams said.

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Two men were on board, and the pilot suffered a bloody nose, Adams said.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said the single-engine Bellanca plane was heading to the Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport when it made the landing seven miles northwest of the airport because of engine problems.

The pilot was slightly injured, and the passenger was not hurt, Gregor said. The plane sustained minor damage.

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According to the FAA registry, the plane, manufactured in 1968, is registered to Gerald W. Vess, of Livingston, in Polk County, Texas.

Cal Fire and the Windsor Fire Protection District also responded to the emergency landing, Adams said.

The FAA is investigating the incident.


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