Two Tennessee women are okay after their plane lost power near De Smet Thursday night.
The women were flying in the Air Race Classic which is a women's 2,200-mile cross country air race held every June. Thursday evening, they were on their way to Brookings when their 4-speeder plane lost power.
Kingsbury County Sheriff Kevin Scotting says they were able to land the plane in a pasture northwest of De Smet. They suffered no injuries and very minimal damage was done to the plane.
KSFY News reached out to one of the pilots but she declined to comment on the matter, asking for privacy and not to draw attention to the ordeal.
The Air Race Classic starts in Pasco, WA and ends in Fayetteville, AR. The flight plan consists of stops in Logan, UT, Rawlins, WY, Spearfish, Brookings, Holdrege, NE, La Junta, CO and Woodward, OK before it ends in Arkansas.
The Kingsbury County Sheriff's Office, De Smet Fire Department and De Smet Ambulance responded to the scene. Sheriff Scotting said the ambulance was not needed.
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