Mechanical issue forces plane to make emergency landing in Shelby County

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The Texas Department of Public Safety responded to the scene of a forced airplane landing, due to mechanical issues, on State Highway 7.

The DPS say around 1 p.m. a 2009 Jabiru Sport airplane was reportedly flying from Baton Rouge, LA to Center, TX and was forced to land. The plane overturned off SH 7, about five miles south of Joaquin and no injuries were reported. 

Pilot Leaonard Lorden, 53, of Mansfield, TX and a nine-year-old passenger were reported with no injuries during the crash. 

The Federal Aviation Administration has been notified.

KETK will update information as the story develops. 

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