Single-Engine Plane Forced to Land in Field

February 4, 2003
Posted at: 4:30 p.m. CST

JONESBORO, Ark. -- The pilot of a single-engine plane that experienced engine problems was not injured when he had to make a forced-landing in Craighead County Tuesday morning.

John Brandon of Jonesboro had to put his 1966 Beechcraft down in this muddy field around 11:45 a.m., when the aircraft began experiencing engine failure.

The accident occurred a few miles north of Jonesboro along Craighead county road 306, approximately one mile west of State Highway 141.

State police say the plane was heavily damaged.