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North American T-6G Texan, N799MU: Incident occurred September 19, 2019 near Calhoun County Airport (F95) in Blountstown, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Alabama and NW Florida

Aircraft experienced engine failure and landed in a field.

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Date: 19-SEP-19
Time: 17:04:00Z
Regis#: N799MU
Aircraft Model: T6
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91

CALHOUN COUNTY, Florida  (WJHG/WECP) - Two people walked away from a plane crash in Calhoun County on Thursday.

The plane landed in a cotton field near the Calhoun County airport.

The pilot's wife tells us her husband and a friend were flying from Fairhope, Alabama. The pilot says the engine quit, forcing him and his passenger to land about a mile west of the airport.

Calhoun County Sheriff's Deputies say the plane crash-landed around 11:40 a.m. Thursday. Most of the afternoon was spent clearing brush away to get the plane out of the cotton field. Heavy equipment was used to remove parts of a fence on the property the plane was on.

"Somebody'd seen a plane and it looked like flames had come off of it so we went to the airport to check to see if we had a, you know a crash landing and fortunately they landed out here in this cotton field, no injuries, plane had minor damage," Calhoun County Sheriff's Deputy Richard Mayo said.

Deputies tell us they had a helicopter in the air that helped them spot the plane.

Both people inside the plane at the time of the crash are safe.

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