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

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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.

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

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