Pilot Performs Emergency Landing in Livermore Following Engine Failure

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LIVERMORE — The pilot of a small airplane made an emergency landing in Livermore 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 5 miles east of 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.

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