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Two People Safe After Plane Engine Failure In DeKalb Sunday

Two people escaped injury after their single engine plane went down Sunday afternoon in an open field near Old Temperance Hall Road in DeKalb County.

61-year-old Eric Garrison of Powell, Tennessee said he was flying in a 1966 fixed wing Piper Cherokee 180 when the engine failed. Garrison sustained a minor injury. His passenger 60-year-old Debbie Cook of Knoxville was not injured.

DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department, EMS, the Smithville-DeKalb County Rescue Squad, and the DeKalb County Fire Department responded to the incident.