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Small Plane Made Emergency Landing in Selma Fields

Posted July 23, 1999

— A small plane just like the one owned by John F. Kennedy Jr. made an emergency landing Saturday in Johnston County.

The Piper Sargota was on an "Angel Flight" mission from Florida.

Angel Flight is for people who need to fly for medical treatment to a distant city yet cannot afford the trip.

According to the Johnston County sheriff, the plane's engine went out. That forced the pilot to land in a soybean field near Selma. Neither the pilot nor the two passengers were injured.

They were taken to the airport, where they caught a flight to their final destination of New Jersey.

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