At around 9 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24, a Stinson Voyager 220 made a safe landing a field at the farm of Steve Hopkins. The pilot, Peter Stetson, 66, from Fairfield, Iowa was not injured.
According to Corinne Geller, public relations director with the VSP, the plane took off from Louisa County Airport/Freeman Field this morning and within 15 minutes the aircraft began sputtering and having problems.
Stetson tried to return to the airport, but was unable to make it in time. Instead the plane made an emergency landing in an open field near the 5900 block of Roundabout Road. The incident remains under investigation. The FAA was notified and is investigating, as well. Trooper B.J. Dibble responded to the scene as did area fire and EMS crews.
Stetson’s flight was to be from Louisa County/Freeman Field Airport to Indiana.