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On Sunday, 08/27, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to Drake Hill Road and Hillcrest Drive in the Fortuna area for the report of a downed aircraft. The pilot stated he experienced mechanical problems and had to land the 1947 North American Navion Fixed Wing aircraft in the field. The plane had minor damage and the pilot sustained minor injuries. The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board were contacted. They advised the plane could be released to the pilot for removal.