Small plane makes emergency landing in Johnston County field

BENSON, NC (WTVD) -- A small plane headed from Florida to New Jersey was forced to make an emergency landing in a Johnston County field on Thanksgiving.

According to the FAA, the pilot and another person on board said they lost power on the twin-engine STOL UC-1 and had to put down near Baileys Crossroads Rd. and Benson Hardee Rd. in the Benson area - close to the Harnett County line - just after 6 p.m.

The STOL UC-1 can land and take off from both water and a normal runway.

The men were checked out by paramedics, but were not seriously hurt.

The FAA is investigating.

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