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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Update: Aircraft involved in emergency landing planned to return to Salina April 11

SALINA -- A Kansas State University Salina aircraft that made an emergency landing Tuesday, April 10, is planned to be flown back to Salina on Wednesday, April 11.

K-State Salina student pilot Kara Godsil had to make an emergency landing in a wheat field seven miles north of Alta Vista, Kan., during a solo flight. The pilot miscalculated the amount of fuel in the aircraft. Handling such emergency situations is a part of professional pilot students' training at K-State Salina, and Godsil was not injured.

Solo flights occur when aviation students have successfully demonstrated that they are capable of flying the aircraft without an instructor present. Earning permission to fly solo is part of earning any flight rating.