A Port Lavaca man sustained no injuries after making an emergency landing in a field near the Olivia area. The incident happened around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday morning.
According to Calhoun County Sheriff George Aleman, Clyde Nunn, of Port Lavaca, was flying his Aero Commander Lark over the Olivia area when he experienced engine trouble. The plane began to vibrate and lose oil pressure, Aleman said.
Nunn made an emergency landing in a field near County Road 305, and while he was making his landing, he hit a ditch, causing the nose of the plane to strike the ground, the sheriff said.
The impact caused a small fuel leak from the plane, the sheriff said, and officials from the Texas General Land Office and Texas Department of Public Safety’s Emergency Management division responded to the scene.
Nunn sustained no serious injuries from the impact, and he was the only person in the plane, according to Aleman.
The sheriff did not know Nunn’s planned route or how long Nunn has been a pilot, but knew he was “experienced.”
Several other agencies responded to the incident, including deputies with the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office, DPS’ Highway Patrol, the Port Alto/Olivia Fire Department and Emergency Management Services and Calhoun County Emergency Management Services.