Engine Fire Prompts Emergency Landing

A small plane caught fire near Gillespie Field in El Cajon

By Sarah Grieco
|  Thursday, Jul 14, 2011  |  Updated 12:22 PM PDT
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Engine Fire Prompts Emergency Landing

NBC San Diego

An experimental plane engine caught fire over Gillespie Field in El Cajon.

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A plane had a rough landing in Gillespie Field in El Cajon this morning, according to El Cajon Fire Department.

A pilot flying an experimental plane conducted an emergency landing after the engine caught fire. The pilot landed safely and walked away unharmed.

El Cajon Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire. The plane was removed from the field and the airport has reopened. 

Federal Aviation Administration will be notified of the incident.

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