Airplane makes emergency landing in soybean field

LIBERTY - Authorities say an airplane was forced to make an emergency landing in western Illinois after running out of fuel on Sunday.

According to the Adams County Sheriff's Office, the plane landed in a soybean field about 3.5 miles southeast of Quincy Regional Airport.  Officials say the aircraft's four occupants were standing near the plane when responders arrived, and that no injuries were reported.

Authorities say the plane ran out of fuel before landing, and that its was traveling from Florida to Quincy.  Jarred Hester, Quincy Regional Airport manager, said the plane did sustain some damage from the emergency landing.  However, the extent of that damage wasn't immediately clear.

Authorities say the Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the emergency landing.
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