September 18, 2008
200 yards north of 170th street, appx. 1/2 mile ea - At appx 19:00 hrs on 09/17/08 the Marshall County Communications dispatch center received a call of a small single engine airplane crashing in a field just east of the Marshalltown Community Airport north of 170th street.
Deputies from the Marshall County Sheriff's Office and First Responders from Green Mountain were dispatched to the scene.
Upon arrival, deputies discovered that a homemade single engine plane flown by Vernon Knott (age 74 of Rhode Island) had fallen short of the airport runway while attempting to land at the airport. Mr. Knott and a passenger in the plane, Clara Belle Erickson (age 77 of Rhode Island) both were able to escape injury and walk out of the field unharmed. The exact cause of the incident is unknown at this time.
Although there was substantial damage to the plane, there was no fire or fuel leakage at the scene of the crash .
The Federal Aviation Administration (Des Moines Office) was contacted and is in charge of the investigation. Any future inquiries should be made to that office.
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