Plane makes emergency landing in Clermont County in golf course

WITHAMSVILLE, Ohio – A Clermont County golf course became the scene of an emergency airplane landing Saturday morning.

Clermont County dispatchers began receiving reports of a single-engine airplane going down at on the golf course of the Stillmeadows Country Club shortly before 11 a.m.

Eventually it appeared the pilot decided to make an emergency landing on one a fairway at the club near Withamsville, east of I-275. The plane hit a sand bunker before coming to a stop, rolling partially on its side on a putting surface, investigators said.

Another pilot flying over the area said he captured images of the airplane landing on the course. Justin Anderson provided two images from above the scene.

He said he could hear the pilot of that plane, who authorities have identified as Kenneth Howes, reporting engine troubles after taking off from the Clermont County Airport, according to a report from the Associated Press.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol identified the two people on board as Howes and passenger Karla Goodhouse, both of St. Clair, Illinois.

The Batavia Post of the OSP is handling the the investigation with assistance from the the Federal Aviation Administration.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.


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