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Pilot Makes Emergency Landing in Soccer Field

Posted August 25, 2000 7:00 a.m. EDT

— 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.