MANISTIC, MICHIGAN (WLNS) – A man from Delta Township successfully left his plane on Thursday afternoon after an engine failure led to an emergency landing.

Mark Meyer, 62, was flying his single-engine plane from Manistic Airport and spent about two hours airtime before telling emergency services that his plane had an engine problem about eight miles from the airport.

Three minutes later, Michigan’s Natural Resources Department Rob Freeborn arrived on a snowmobile and spotted the plane.

Freeborn found the pilot, unharmed and lonely.

“We are all grateful that Mr. Meyer’s skills have allowed him to land the plane he flew safely on a frozen lake without injuring himself or anyone else. This is the best result we could expect in such an emergency.” said Assist. Head of the DPR Law Enforcement Department Dave Shaw.

The plane was taken off the ice within hours.

“We are all grateful that Mr. Meyer’s skills have allowed him to land the plane he flew safely on a frozen lake without injuring himself or anyone else. This is the best result we could expect in such an emergency.” said Assist. Head of the DPR Law Enforcement Department Dave Shaw.

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