Plane with engine trouble lands in vineyard

April 27, 2012 1:32:41 PM PDT
The pilot of a single-engine plane landed short of the runway at Cloverdale Airport Friday morning when the plane's engine stopped in mid-air, Cloverdale Fire Protection District Battalion Chief Rick Blackmon said.

The incident happened around 10:30 a.m. as the pilot was heading to another airport in the Bay Area, Blackmon said.

The pilot was uninjured but the plane sustained major front-end damage, Blackmon said. No one else was aboard, he said.

"He tried to glide back to the airport but came up short and landed in a vineyard south of the airport," Blackmon said.