Plane crash lands in Calhoun County, both people inside safe

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

A plane crash landed in a cotton field near the Calhoun County airport Thursday. (WJHG/WECP)

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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