Plane Crash-Lands In Hyde County

A pilot crash landed in Hyde County Sunday afternoon after his single-engine plane suffered engine problems while in the air.

According to crews they were called out to the scene around 4:20 p.m. in the Ponzer area near NC 45.

Officials say the pilot was the only person inside the plane at the time and he was not injured. They say the pilot had taken off from the Ponzer area from a private airstrip. He was flying at a low level and his engine quit.

The pilot was able to get back over the marsh to dry land. While he attempted to land, the planes landing gear fell off, the plane spun, and it crash landed.

Officials say luckily there was no fire.

The FAA is now investigating.


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  • by hmm on Dec 5, 2011 at 07:11 PM
    are these failures related in any way (engine and landing gear?) if not, i would be wondering who wanted this pilot dead!
  • by Anonymous Location: HYDE on Dec 4, 2011 at 07:34 PM
    GLAD IT WAS NOT MORE SERIOUS THAN IT WAS. COULD HAVE BEEN A LOT WORSE! COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS!
  • by Mike on Dec 4, 2011 at 06:18 PM
    Glad he's OK.Wonder if it was "Tink"...He likes to fly low and slow.
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      by Boco on Dec 5, 2011 at 05:51 AM in reply to Mike
      No, it wasn't Tink.
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        by hmm on Dec 5, 2011 at 07:10 PM in reply to Boco
        what color is tinks plane? is it yellow by chance? weve got a yellow daredevil in these parts. he seemed to have chilled out lately though.
  • by Someone on Dec 4, 2011 at 06:16 PM
    Glad the pilot is ok.
  • by Ponzer Resident Location: Ponzer on Dec 4, 2011 at 05:07 PM
    The crash was in "Ponzer" not the Ponds area on Hwy 45. The gear was damaged in the crash and detached from the plane.
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