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Indiana pilot emergency lands turboprop at Shively Field with no injuries to self or passengers


February 10, 2021

Joshua Wood

Members of the Saratoga Volunteer Fire Department examine the LancAir Evolution after its emergency landing on February 7.

Gerry Abbett was 27,000 feet in the air and traveling at approximately 350 miles per hour when the windshield of his LancAir Evolution, for all intents and purposes, disappeared.

According to information from FlightAware, Abbett and his two passengers departed Afton, Wyoming around 6:12 p.m. and were expected to arrive in Cheyenne, Wyoming just after 7:30 p.m. The single-engine turboprop never made it to Cheyenne, but instead made an emergency landing at Shively Airfield around 7 p.m. on February 7.

"When I got up here, the plane had already landed," said Larry De Andredes, manager of Sarat...

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