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Dickinson pilot makes emergency landing south of Minot

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MINOT -- A Dickinson pilot had to make an emergency landing shortly after takeoff in Ward County on Saturday night, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

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Gordon Pavlicek, 66, was flying his 1971 Piper Cherokee 140 when his plane experienced mechanical failure. He was forced to land in a farm field south of Minot.

Pavlicek was not injured. The plane sustained mechanical damage.

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