FAIR OAKS (CBS13) – A plane was forced to land in Phoenix Park after experiencing engine trouble, according to Sacramento Metro Fire.

Around 2:40 p.m. Thursday, the single-engine plane was forced to land in a soccer field, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said.

The pilot was flying from Salinas to Auburn. He attempted to divert to Sacramento Mather Airport before landing at the park.

The pilot was the sole passenger and was able to walk away from his landing.

Tune in to CBS13 News at 4, 5 and 6, or check back with CBSSacramento.com for more on this developing story.

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