Experimental electric plane crash lands in Black Hawk Co. - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings

Experimental electric plane crash lands in Black Hawk Co.

Posted:
BLACK HAWK COUNTY (KWWL) -

An experimental plane had to make an emergency landing in southern Black Hawk County Sunday afternoon. Steve Hendryx of Mt. Auburn says he heard something snap as he was testing his electric plane. He says the mechanical problem caused him to lose control of his plane though he was able to guide it into a beanfield near Tama and Hess roads around 3:30. He received just some minor cuts and bruises. He's now trying to figure out exactly what caused the plane to go down. He and Ross Wiley of Urbana have spent the last 8 years building the single-engine plane which seats 4 people.

Powered by Frankly