GAITHERSBURG, Md. (WJZ) — A small plane crashed in a corn field Saturday afternoon.

The pilot told police he was flying to Leesburg, Virginia, and began experiencing problems in the Frederick area. Potomac air officials told him to land in Gaithersburg, which was eight miles away by air.

When the pilot realized he wouldn’t make it to Gaithersburg, he landed in the corn field.

The aircraft sustained minor damage; the pilot was not injured.