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Couple in Private Plane Has Close Call

Posted June 27, 1996 7:00 a.m. EDT

— June 28, 1996 - 12:46 p.m. EDT

It was a close call for a couple flying out of Sampson County Thursday night.

Lanny Lancaster and Shannon Payne were taking off in a twin-engine plane when something went wrong.

The plane crashed in a wooded area just off a runway.

Payne and Lancaster were able to get out of the plane just before it burst into flames.

Lancaster was treated for minor injuries. Payne suffered no injuries