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Plane loses power after takeoff, safely lands near Gregg County airport

No injuries were reported.

RUSK COUNTY, Texas — A single-engine plane made an emergency landing near Lake Cherokee when it experienced power loss shortly after takeoff on Thursday.

According to the Elderville-Lakeport Volunteer Fire Department, two occupants were able to safely land in an open field south of the East Texas Regional Airport. 

The ELVFD says both were able to walk away unharmed and there was minimal damage to the aircraft.