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Emergency landing at Oxford airport

November 28, 2017 GMT

OXFORD — A small plane was forced to make an emergency landing at Waterbury-Oxford Airport Sunday afternoon.

According to a spokesperson for the Federal Aviation Administration, a Cirrus SR22 aircraft landed safely at the Oxford airport at 4 p.m. Sunday after the pilot declared an emergency and reported a possible engine problem when the aircraft was two miles west of the airport.

The pilot had been practicing takeoffs and landings before the emergency. A Cirrus SR22 is a fixed wing single engine plane. According to FAA records, the plane is owned by the Cirrus Design Corp. of Duluth, Minn. No other owner is listed.

The Waterbury-Oxford Airport is a is a public use, publicly owned GA airport on 424 acres of land. According to the airport’s web site, it opened for public use in December 15, 1969. Before that, the airport was owned by a private pilot who made his hobby of flying a business.