PORTLAND -- A small plane piloted by a 26-year-old Washington man made a safe emergency landing in a field near a school in southwest Portland.
Raw video: Forced landing at Portland School
Police say Conrad McGreal of Snohomish was not seriously hurt Sunday night when he set the single-engine plane down near the Robert Gray Middle School.
The plane reportedly ran out of fuel while en route to Portland from Harvey Field in Snohomish, Wash. However, the Federal Aviation Administration was investigating and would not yet confirm the cause of the crash.
Witnesses reported seeing the plane circle a couple of times before landing. No one was on the school campus when the plane made the emergency landing.
McGreal was treated a released from a local hospital Sunday night and was scheduled to be back at work Monday.
KGWhas learned that McGreal works as a helicopter flight instructor at Snohomish Flying Services but he was on a personal plane flight when he made the emergency landing. He has a license to fly planes, along with his license to fly helicopters.
McGreal has only been employed at Snohomish Flying Services since September.
Students were shocked to arrive for class on Monday and see the plane just steps away from the doors into their school.
It's just weird this would happen so close to our school, said Lilyanna Chin.