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Biplane lands near Oklahoma City Thunder practice facility

Engine failure interrupts trip to California for two men with an emergency landing in far northwest Oklahoma City.
By Michael Kimball Modified: July 20, 2010 at 7:39 pm •  Published: July 20, 2010

Two men from California were not hurt this evening when engine failure forced a biplane to make an emergency landing in a field near the Oklahoma City Thunder practice facility, police said.

The identities of the men in the plane were not released.

The biplane landed about 6:25 p.m. in the field in the 14700 block of N Lincoln Boulevard, police Lt. Daniel Stewart said. The men had recently refueled the plane in Tulsa and were headed to California, although Stewart said he didn't know where the men's trip began or where their next stop would have been.

The plane's pilot was making arrangements this evening for the plane to be removed from the field, Stewart said.