Plane Makes Emergency Landing

A small airplane had to make an emergency landing just west of Omaha but the pilot was not injured in the incident.

The single engine Cessna took off from Eppley Airfield late Thursday night and almost immediately had a problem with low oil pressure.

The pilot, 35-year-old Darek Holz of Omaha, tried to turn back to the airport but realized he wouldn't be able to make it. Holz made an emergency landing on 204th street at West Center Road.

Sgt. Kevin Conlon of the Douglas County Sheriff's Department was on the scene and said it could have been much worse. "It's very fortunate, I mean, like I said, at 3 o'clock in the afternoon, there could be hundreds of cars out here and like I said, obviously tonight it's very low traffic."

The Federal Aviation Administration will investigate the incident.

Holz was working for a company called Air Net Express out of Columbus,Ohio. His cargo was a batch of Wells Fargo checks bound for Denver.


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