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Plane Makes Emergency Landing In Raleigh Field

Posted January 6, 2006 6:49 a.m. EST

— A plane had to make an emergency landing in Raleigh Friday afternoon.

The landing occurred shortly after 2 p.m. off Lake Wheeler Road on the North Carolina State University farm campus.

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Officials say the single-engine plane had low oil pressure and the pilot, Michael Wells, brought the plane down for safety reasons.

The plane initally took off from RDU International and Wells was in constant contact with tower before landing.

According to reports, Wells is OK and the plane did not have any major damage to it.