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By Marcus Huff
Staff Writer 

Emergency landing prompts local response


September 15, 2017

WORLAND – The Washakie County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene of an emergency aircraft landing on Tuesday, located in the Enduro oil fields east of Worland.

A Cessna C 182, registered to Meridian Flying Services of Sidney, Mont., was forced to land in the area after the aircraft ran out of fuel while conducting pipeline monitoring operations, according to Washakie County Sheriff Steve Rakness.

According to an initial incident report by the Federal Aviation Administration, Casper, the pilot suffered no injury, although the aircraft executed a “belly landing” rather than deplo...

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