Local News

NC State Test Plane Crashes in Johnston County

Posted Updated

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

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

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


Copyright 2023 by Capitol Broadcasting Company. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.