One dead in Granite Quarry plane crash

  • Posted: Sunday, September 30, 2012 12:01 a.m.
    UPDATED: Sunday, September 30, 2012 7:14 p.m.

GRANITE QUARRY — Authorities have confirmed one person died in a plane crash off Old Stone Church Road.
Emergency responders were called about 6 p.m. after neighbors said they saw a small plane crash in a wooded area.
Frank Thomason, chief of emergency services in Rowan County, said the pilot died in the crash.
Authorities did not release information about the pilot Sunday night, citing the pending notification of the family.
Investigators said the next of kin was out of town?Sunday.
Thomason said the plane was an Ultralight experimental aircraft.
“The plane is pretty much intact,” Thomason said.
The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board have been notified.
NTSB?investigators are expected to arrive at the scene Monday morning, Thomason said.
Check Monday’s Salisbury Post for more information.

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