Plane with 2 onboard loses engine, safely lands in Hiddenite soybean field

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HIDDENITE, NC (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) – A pilot was able to safely land in a soybean field after experiencing engine failure in Hiddenite, Alexander County fire Marshal Garrett Huffman confirmed with Fox 46 on Monday.

Emergency crews responded to calls around 1:30 p.m. on Monday regarding a plane crash on Sulphur Springs Road near Johnson-Sturgill Lane in Hiddenite, according to Alexander County fire officials.

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Two occupants were found uninjured after safely landing in a soybean field.

An initial investigation revealed the plane was flying from Gastonia to Wilkes and was then headed back towards Gastonia when the pilot experienced engine failure.

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