Plane runs out of fuel, makes emergency landing in Oklahoma field

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LAVERNE, Okla. – Authorities in Harper County say a plane ran out of gas and crashed into a field Friday morning.

Investigators say the plane was en route from Hays, Kansas and was on its way to Amarillo, Texas when it ran out of fuel.

According to the report by the Department of Public Safety, the pilot attempted to make an emergency landing in a field in the city limits of Laverne.

When the plane touched the ground, the tail wheel bounced, causing the propeller to come in contact with the ground.

The aircraft flipped over onto its top.

Amazingly, the 85-year-old pilot, identified as Jack Hayward,  only suffered minor hand injuries and was not taken to the hospital.

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