Craven County officials: Nobody hurt after small plane crashes in field


NEW BERN, N.C. (WNCT) — Officials said nobody was hurt when a small plane crash-landed into a field in Craven County on Thursday.

Craven County Emergency Management told WNCT the plane went down in the area of 10600 Hwy. 55 near Dover. Fire officials from Fort Barnwell Volunteer Fire Department along with members of Craven County Emergency Services and other officials responded to the call around 4:14 p.m.

Photos taken by WNCT’s Samantha Schweihs showed the plane resting in the field upright. It had damage to the frame and underside. WNCT’s Caroline Bowyer spoke with emergency officials who said the plane had a complete engine failure and lost power mid-flight.

(Samantha Schweihs video)
(Samantha Schweihs video)

Only the pilot was in the plane at the time of the crash. He declined treatment from EMS.

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