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Small plane makes emergency landing in South Dakota field

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HURON, S.D. (AP) - A woman from Hawaii suffered a minor injury when the small plane she was in made an emergency landing in a field in eastern South Dakota.

Beadle County Sheriff Doug Solem tells The Daily Republic newspaper that the plane piloted by Bruce Mayes, also of Hawaii, was forced to land about 7 p.m. Tuesday after having engine problems shortly after takeoff from Huron.

Solem says Mayes was not hurt but his wife suffered a cut to the head. Authorities did not release her name. The couple was flying from Hawaii to Wisconsin and had stopped in Huron to refuel.

The Daily News and KOKK radio report that the Federal Aviation Administration is investigating.

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