A pilot who made an emergency landing in Temple Thursday is fortunate to have escaped serious injury.

Temple Fire and Rescue's Thomas Pechal reports that the pilot of a single engine plane experienced engine problems shortly before making a crash landing in a field in the 14,600 block of State Highway 317 around 11:00 a.m..

Pechal sent the photos above in an email Thursday afternoon.

According to Pechal, two people were in the plane when it landed.  They were transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.