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Two survive Hinds County plane crash

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HINDS COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A plane crashed Saturday afternoon in Hinds County sending authorities on the hunt for the aircraft reported missing by the FAA Saturday afternoon.

Shortly before 3 p.m. deputies with the Hinds County Sheriff's Department located the downed plane in a soybean field off Highway 18 about 5 miles south of Raymond.

Two unidentified men aboard the single engine two seater were not hurt. A bent propeller could be seen on the small plane as it sat surrounded by soybeans. Officials say it left Hawkins Field and developed engine trouble en route to Austin, Texas.

Aviation officials contacted the sheriff's department around 2:30 asking for assistance with a ground search. The pilot was in contact with traffic control at Hawkins field during the ordeal.

"They tried to bring them back to Raymond, but engine trouble flared up and ceased up and they looked for a soft place to land and they found it in the middle of this bean field," said Hinds County Sheriff Malcolm McMillin.

The two men, who walked away from the crash, declined to comment.

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