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Small aircraft has trouble; lands in grassy field near New Richmond, Wis., airport

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NEW RICHMOND, Wis. - A small airplane taking off from New Richmond Regional Airport on Wednesday afternoon developed engine problems and eventually landed in a grassy field next to the runway.

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Pilot Bob Perkins of Somerset, Wis., was taking off when the trouble occurred. But instead of landing on the runway, the plane ended up about 100 feet away.

"It was a pretty minor incident," said Airport Manager Mike Demulling.

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