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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.


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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