October 28, Wilton, Ark. / Piper Cherokee 140


At 17:40 central time, a Piper PA-28-140 struck a fence at a private airstrip during the forced landing after losing engine power near Wilton. The three occupants reported minor injuries. The airplane was one of a flight of four flying from Shreveport, La., to the airstrip. A witness said the airplane was southeast of the airport when the engine lost power. The pilot landed the airplane approximately three-quarters of the way down the runway, then the airplane became airborne again and struck a fence on the north side of the airport.


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