Plane makes emergency landing on Mississippi

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After being towed in, the plane was placed on the former National Decorative Metals property. (Photo by Ted Pennekamp)

A man and his dog escaped injury after an emergency aircraft landing on the river in Prairie du Chien last week. 

On Thursday, June 6, around 2:40 p.m., the Prairie du Chien Police Department was notified of an amphibious aircraft that made an emergency landing on the Mississippi River due to engine troubles. The police department responded to the area of the Villa Louis Boat Landing and found a plane on the water approximately 400 yards from the shore. 

The Prairie du Chien Fire Department deployed its search and rescue boat and firemen were able to assist with pulling the plane to the shore line. No injuries were caused as a result of the incident. 

The plane was operated by Richard Schuch, of Gays Mills, and he was accompanied by his dog.

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