A 23-year-old student pilot ran out of fuel in a remote area of North Carolina, resulting in the plane making an emergency landing in a soybean field. The incident occurred in Camden County, about 180 miles northeast of Raleigh. The pilot and instructor sustained minor injuries and were taken to the hospital for observation. The plane sustained minimal damage to the landing gear. It is unclear when the plane will be removed from the field. Mark Price reported
In a remote area of North Carolina, a 23-year-old student pilot experienced a gas shortage during a flight, resulting in the plane crash-landing in a vast soybean field. The incident occurred on August 10th, at approximately 7 a.m., in Camden County, which is about 180 miles northeast of Raleigh. Both the pilot and instructor were taken to a hospital for medical attention, as stated by the Pasquotank-Camden Emergency Management.
According to the Pasquotank-Camden Emergency Management, the Piper Cherokee Archer II aircraft had departed from New York for a training flight to Elizabeth City, NC, with an estimated flight time of three hours. However, after approximately three hours into the flight, while in the south Camden County area, the plane ran out of fuel, forcing the crew to perform an emergency landing in a soybean field.
The landing was executed by the flight instructor, Alyssa Simeon, a 23-year-old from New York, while the student pilot, Oh Honggyun from Flushing, New York, was on board. Fortunately, both occupants of the aircraft only sustained minor injuries and were transported to Sentara/Albemarle hospital for observation. The landing gear of the plane appeared to have minimal damage.
The exact timeline for removing the plane from the soybean field is currently uncertain. The incident has been reported and investigated, and further updates will be provided as necessary.
The news article also includes an author card introducing Mark Price as a reporter for The Charlotte Observer since 1991. He has covered various beats, including schools, crime, immigration, LGBTQ issues, homelessness, and nonprofits. Mark Price obtained his degree from the University of Memphis, majoring in journalism and art history, with a minor in geology..