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Pilot Makes Emergency Landing in Soccer Field

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This small plane landed Saturday night on a soccer field at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest.(WRAL-TV5 News)
WAKE FOREST — Some Wake Forest families got a visit from the friendly skies Saturday night. A small airplane made an emergency landing near several homes.

The experimental kit plane glided onto a soccer field at theSoutheastern Baptist Theological Seminaryaround 6:00 p.m.

The pilot made several passes before landing safely.

"I thought it was a remote control, because we did not hear any engine," says neighbor Karen Kostich. "We found out later that the pilot told everyone his engine blew."

Other than being a little shaken up, the pilot is fine. Neighbors helped carry the little plane to a safe place until it can be repaired.


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