• Small plane crashes near Bixby

    By: Angela Hong


    Bixby, OK - A small plane crashed in a field in Bixby Friday afternoon but the pilot and his passenger were able to walk away without any injuries.

    The plane was mostly still intact after the crash landing  near 161st Street South and 151st East Avenue.

    “It’s an antique aircraft. It’s one that’s been in the family for a long time,” said Scott Rabbit.

    Rabbit said the plane has been in his family for more than 40 years and that his 19-year-old grandson, Alexander Rabbit, was flying it when he made the emergency landing.

    Alexander Rabbit is a licensed pilot who was flying a friend who is also a flight instructor. Officials said that ground conditions and the pilot’s skill is what kept them safe in the landing.

    “He did a great job getting it on the ground. They say that if you can walk from it, it’s a good landing,” said Scott Rabbit.

    The cause of the emergency landing is under investigation.

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