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NC State Test Plane Crashes in Johnston County

Posted August 14, 1997 12:00 a.m. EDT

— A model plane built by NC State teachers and students won't be taking off on anymore flights.

The 140-pound model FA-18 E Hornet crashed in a field at the Johnston County airport after losing a control part. No one was hurt.

NC State's Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department built the plane as a test for the Navy.