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PORTAGE TOWNSHIP -- The pilot of a small airplane was not injured when he was forced to make an emergency landing Monday.
Local authorities received a distress call at 6:03 p.m. When the Port Clinton Fire Department arrived at the Erie-Ottawa Regional Airport, the plane had landed and the pilot, Kyle Bryant, of Canton, Mich., was out of the plane and walking on the tarmac.
Fire department chief Kent Johnson said Bryant noticed a small electrical fire in the cockpit of the plane, turned off the engine and flew below the clouds. The fire went out on its own, the fire chief said.
Bryant is an employee of AirNet Systems of Columbus, and was flying a company aircraft at the time of the fire.
The company provides cargo transport and charter services.
The Ottawa County Sheriff's Office and North Central EMS also responded to the scene.