Two people survived a plane crash in Alexander County Monday (August 9). The small single-engine aircraft crash-landed in an Eastern Alexander County soybean field Monday afternoon.
The four-seat aircraft went down at approximately 1:30 p.m. Monday off Sulphur Springs Road. The pilot and a passenger were able to walk away from the wreckage and they spoke to authorities about the incident.
The pilot said that the plane never lost power. He did say that the plane would no longer respond when he tried to climb it out of the path downward. The pilot added that he was unable to get the aircraft to respond, it had power but the pilot was not able to steer.
Alexander County EMS and Alexander Rescue responded along with Alexander County Emergency Services, the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office and Taylorsville Police. Hiddenite first responders also assisted at the scene. The crash is currently under investigation.[Story and photos courtesy of Rick Gilbert, WACB]