Stamford woman walks away after plane loses power

A Stamford woman says she's lucky to be alive after a single-engine airplane she was flying met with trouble 3,000 feet in the air.Lauren Busskohl

STAMFORD - A Stamford woman says she's lucky to be alive after a single-engine airplane she was flying met with trouble 3,000 feet in the air.

Lauren Busskohl and Daniel Moskovitz, a friend from New York, were headed to South Carolina. Busskohl's friend was piloting the small plane when it lost power and the engine started sputtering.

Moskovitz managed to maneuver the plane close to an airport in North Carolina for an emergency landing. A witness says the plane skidded at least 100 feet and spun around several times before coming to a stop.

Busskohl was checked out at a North Carolina hospital and walked away with only a bruise on her knee. She has returned to her job teaching math at Greenwich High School.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

A former corrections officer faces 45 years in 1 Former corrections officer found guilty in deadly 2014 car wreck
Local police departments are warning residents to be 2 Fairfield police warn to be wary of thieves stealing packages
VIDEO: Shoppers brave the cold for holiday deals 3 VIDEO: Shoppers brave the cold for holiday deals
See extended video of state police making an 4 VIDEO: High speed chase ends in crash
Wilton police say they believe three burglaries within 5 Wilton police: 3 burglaries in 3 hours could be related

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Focus on Connecticut Focus on Connecticut

Features local, state and federal officials discussing the issues around southwestern Connecticut.

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut. Our Lives

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut.

Each week News 12 Connecticut introduces you to Hometown Hero

News 12 highlights people who give to the community.

We spotlight a local team each week. Connecticut Team of the Week

Each week News 12 Connecticut highlights a team from a local school.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE