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A mechanical problem forced an emergency landing at the Southern Illinois Airport earlier today. 

 David NewMeyer, Department Chair Aviation Management and Flight at SIU Carbondale, says it happened during a routine training flight.

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NewMeyer says the plane made a safe landing in a grassy area next to the runway.  The plane has a few knicks, dings, and scratches but both the student and professor who were on board walked away unharmed. 

 

 
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