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Small Plane Crashed in North Carolina; Pilot Killed

A small plane crashed in Riegelwood, North Carolina, on the night of September 11.

The Cessna 172 was heading from Bolton to Wallace when it went down. North Carolina Wing Civil Air Patrol dispatched two aircrafts that found the wreckage at 1:15 a.m. on September 12.

The pilot, who was the only one aboard, was killed in the crash. He was identified as Gene Pierce, 76, of Duplin County.

The cause of crash is not clear at the moment.

Small Plane Makes Safe Emergency Landing on a Duplin County Road

PiperA Piper aircraft made an emergency landing on River Road, near Interstate 40, in Duplin County, North Carolina, on the afternoon of December 11.

The plane, en-route from Maryland to Wilmington, was forced to land in emergency after it lost oil pressure. Authorities said the pilot was trying to land at Wallace Airport but could not make it to there and landed on a road.

The pilot, who was the only one aboard, remained uninjured. He managed to push the aircraft off the road immediately after landing.

The plane’s right wing sustained minor damage.

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