Pilot escapes serious injury after plane flips, cockpit is crushed in Orange County

CALDWELL, N.C. (WNCN) — For the second time in a week, a single engine plane has made an expected landing in the Triangle area.

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On Saturday afternoon, a single engine plane landed during an emergency in Orange County near Caldwell.

The incident happened at 3:50 p.m. on private land along Walker Field Road in Orange County.

The pilot was not seriously hurt in the crash, which left the plane upside down in grass on a large open field near Caldwell, which is located at the junction of North Carolina Highway 57 and North Carolina Highway 157.

The cockpit of the plane, which had “Carolina Girl” stenciled on the side, appeared to be smashed when the plane ended up upside down.

On Tuesday morning, a pilot was also unhurt when he landed a small plane during an emergency on the shoulder of Interstate 540 near Leesville Road in Raleigh.

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