LIVERMORE -- The pilot of a small airplane made an emergency landing after experiencing engine failure Sunday afternoon, according to a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman.

The plane, a Piper J3 with the tail number N31786, reportedly experienced engine failure around 3:30 p.m., FAA spokesman Ian Gregor said.

According to the FAA's preliminary investigation, the pilot made a precautionary landing about five miles east of the Livermore Municipal Airport, Gregor said.

Nobody on board the plane was injured and no damage to the plane was reported.

The FAA is investigating the cause of the engine problem.


A private plane is parked in a field at Sandia California National Laboratories after it made an emergency landing after losing power in Livermore, Calif.,
A private plane is parked in a field at Sandia California National Laboratories after it made an emergency landing after losing power in Livermore, Calif., on Sunday, May 11, 2014. The pilot was detained and no one was injured in the incident. (Doug Duran/Bay Area News Group)


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