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Posted: Wednesday, 24 July 2013 7:44AM

2 Iowa men escape Ky. plane wreck unharmed



ELKTON, Ky. (AP) — Two Iowa men flying home from Florida have escaped unharmed when the pilot tried to land the small plane on a southern Kentucky highway and wound up in a field.

Kentucky State Police say the crash happened north of Elkton in Todd County when the plane apparently experienced mechanical problems.

Police say 69-year-old Roger L. Pointer of Maxwell, Iowa, was piloting the 1946 Aeronca 7AC around 9:30 a.m. CDT Tuesday and tried to land on Kentucky 181, but the plane went off the road and into a field.

Police said neither Pointer nor 52-year-old passenger Michael D. Callison of Des Moines was hurt.

The Federal Aviation Administration will investigate.

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