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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