A private plane crashed in a corn field last night near the Marshalltown airport. Deputies from the Marshall County Sheriff’s office discovered the homemade single plane flown by 74-year-old Vernon Knott of Rhode Island did not make the runway.

Knott and a passenger, 77-year-old Clarabell Erickson, also of Rhode Island, walked away from the crash. The cause of the accident hasn’t been determined.