Investigators say the plane took off from the Poplar Grove Airport. A short while later, the pilot alerted the Rockford control tower he was having a power issue and requested emergency assistance.
The initial landing went smooth, but then crops got tangled in the tires causing it to flip. Almost miraculously, the pilot and passenger weren't hurt. "Now, we're just in a waiting mode" says Zack Oakley, RFD Operations and Facilities Supervisor. "The FAA will begin its investigation they'll have to. Obviously, with an accident they're going to have to investigate it fully to find the true cause."
The plane has been taken to an airport hangar for further investigation by the FAA.