Small plane with 2 aboard crashes in Lincolnton

Published 9:18 am Tuesday, July 24, 2018

LINCOLNTON (AP) — A small plane with two people aboard has crashed in western North Carolina.
Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said in an email that the Piper PA-32 crashed in a field around 5:40 a.m. Tuesday in Lincolnton.

It wasn’t immediately clear how badly the two people were hurt. Bergen said local authorities would release further information.

The sheriff’s office referred questions to the Highway Patrol, which didn’t immediately respond to a message seeking comment.

The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the cause of the crash. Local television news outlets showed pictures of wreckage in a field near the Lincoln County airport, which is about 30 miles northwest of Charlotte.