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A plane unexpectedly landed at Red Wing Regional Airport after engine failure today. The three people on board, the pilot and two adult passengers, were safe.


The cause of the failure is unknown.

To determine what caused the engine to malfunction officially, "you have to take it apart and see what's wrong with it," said Sam Blue, the chief operating officer at the airport. "Sometimes things break and you can't really attribute it to anything other than bad luck."

The plane was flying at 16,000 feet when the engine stopped working. The pilot tried to restart the plane, only to have it stop working again.

"The air traffic controllers talked him down to this airport. It was probably 15 minutes from the engine quit to when it landed," said Blue.