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Experimental aircraft makes emergency landing in Portage County

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STOCKTON (AP) -- A student pilot and his instructor are OK after an emergency landing in a central Wisconsin potato field.

Pilot Bret Taplin says he and instructor John Thompson took off from the Stevens Point Municipal Airport about Thursday morning in an experimental, homebuilt plane. He says the plane he built started to vibrate and a piece of the propeller fell off. The instructor took over the plane and landed it in a potato field east of Stockton.

Emergency responders tended to the two men at the scene.

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