Small Aircraft Makes Emergency Landing

The pilot of a plane that made an emergency landing in Phenix City is being transferred to Emory Hospital in Atlanta.

The twin engine Piper Navajo went down in Phenix City just before rush hour Tuesday afternoon.

The emergency landing happened on Airport Road near Riverchase Drive near an open field.

The pilot, 66-year-old Robert Dunn was the only person on board the plane.  He was originally taken to the Medical Center and was listed in satisfactory condition.

The plane left Myrtle Beach, South Carolina just before noon and arrived in Columbus just after 2pm.

Dunn left Columbus and was en route to Eufaula.  The FAA says he radioed shortly after take off that he was having problems.

Witnesses tell News Leader 9 that depsite the fact it was an emeregency landing, Dunn appeared to have control of the aircraft.  They say when the plane landed it bounced over Riverchase Drive, ending up nose first into a small embankment.

The airplane's tail number traces back to a local business named Great News Transportation. It's off Brickyard Road in Phenix City. Great News is a magazine supplier.