McGowan Safe After Making Emergency Landing 

Maine’s Conservation Commissioner is safe after making an emergency landing on a golf course.It happened Saturday morning.Patrick McGowan of Hallowell and a passenger were flying in McGowan’s 1946 Aeronica Champ when engine started having problems.McGowan made an emergency landing on the fourth fairway of Fox Ridge Golf Course in Auburn.The plane ended up on its belly in a gully, with its landing gear sheared off.Neither McGowan nor his passenger was hurt, and there was only minor damage to the fairway.McGowan has been flying for 35 years…he says he’d been heading from Waterville to Hampton, New Hampshire.