This morning, Johnson County Sheriff’s Office responded to an aircraft that was forced to make an emergency landing just west of the Gardner Municipal Airport.
A 1994 Long EZ aircraft took off from New Century Airport and shortly after take-off, the pilot began experiencing engine trouble. The pilot turned for an emergency landing at Gardner Municipal Airport, but was unable to make the airport and landed in the southwest field at 175th St. and Four Corners at approximately 9:50 a.m.
There are no injuries reported.
The incident is being investigated by the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation with the Federal Aviation Administration.