Plane lands on 5th hole of golf course

June 17, 2009 5:27:59 AM PDT
A small airplane with two people aboard has made a safe emergency landing on a fairway at a golf course in southeastern Michigan.

The pilot then got a police escort and drove the single-engine, propeller-driven plane on public roads back to the airport where he started.

Pittsfield Public Safety Director Matt Harshberger told The Ann Arbor News no one was hurt.

Officials said the pilot reported he lost power shortly after taking off Tuesday morning from Ann Arbor Municipal Airport.

He brought the plane down on the fairway of the fifth hole at the nearby Stonebridge Golf Club in Pittsfield Township, about 35 miles west-southwest of Detroit.

Harshberger said there wasn't much damage to the golf course.

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