Small plane makes emergency landing behind Jonesboro church

(Paul Holmes | Jonesboro Police Department)
(Paul Holmes | Jonesboro Police Department)

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JONESBORO, Ark. – A small aircraft made an unexpected stop in the backyard of a Jonesboro church Friday afternoon.

The ultralight plane made an emergency landing behind Walnut Street Baptist Church in Jonesboro when a fuel line broke mid-flight, said Jonesboro Police Department Information Specialist Paul Holmes.

Holmes said the emergency landing happened just alongside ditch that crosses Dupwe Street behind Walnut Street Baptist Church.

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The plane flipped when it landed. Fortunately for the pilot, he was uninjured in the accident.

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