Plane Makes Successful Emergency Landing On Golf Course

A small plane was forced to land on a golf course after in-flight emergency

Plane landing on golf course

A small plane has made an emergency landing at Fox Hollow Golf Course in Lakewood, Jefferson County. Lakewood is the most populous city in Jefferson, which sits within the US state of Colorado. 

An official investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration is set to take place but it is believed that a mid-flight mechanical issue occurred which forced the pilots to make their emergency descent to ground. According to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, both pilots and those on the golf course escaped without injury.

Golfer Chris Matthews was on the course with her granddaughter at the time when they spotted the plane directly above them. Speaking to CBS4, Matthews said: "It was kind of tilted a little bit to the left, and the right propeller was not moving. My granddaughter and I noticed that, and we thought, "Huh?" We didn’t see the plane go down, but we saw it flew over number nine of the Meadows, and then it disappeared from our sight.”

CBS4 also spoke to Head Professional Craig Parzybok, who said: “We had junior golf here this morning, and we had kids all over the golf course, and they’re fine. All things considered, it couldn’t have ended much better.”

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