Ultralight plane photo

The ultralight plane made an emergency landing in a Verona farm field. 

An ultralight plane piloted by a 61-year-old Madison man made an emergency landing in a Verona field Tuesday morning, according to the Dane County Sheriff's Office. 

Ultralight planes are single-seat aircraft such as powered-parachutes, traditional fixed winged planes, trikes, amphibious aircraft and rotorcrafts, according to the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA). A license or medical certificate is not required to fly an ultralight aircraft, EAA states. 

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The sheriff's office and Verona Police and Fire responded to the incident on Grandview Road in the town of Verona around 11:15 a.m.

The pilot meant to land at the Verona airport, but experienced engine trouble and had to land the plane in a farm field. He was uninjured. 

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Emily Hamer is a general assignment reporter for the Wisconsin State Journal. She joined the paper in April 2019 and was formerly an investigative reporting intern at the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism.