Update: Columbus pilot saves his life

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The Columbus pilot who made an emergency landing Thursday in an Alabama cotton field is in the armed services.

News Leader 9 has learned 26-year-old Jonathan Lord is a soldier on Fort Benning.

The captain was flying to Florida when the motor on his single engine plane starting failing.

Benning officials say Lord is an instructor with the army's Officer Candidate School.