The McKinney Fire Department responded to a call Saturday afternoon for a plane down about a mile north of the McKinney National Airport.
Units arrived to find the two occupants of the plane outside and refusing medical attention. The pilot told first responders that he intentionally performed a belly landing in the wet field after one of the engines went out about five miles from the airport. The plane had the words ‘Air Ambulance’ on the side of it and the pilot identified himself as a doctor.
The two people aboard the plane were unharmed.
“The field created an area for a soft landing,” said McKinney Fire Marshal Mike Smith. “Federal agencies have been contacted and are responding.”