Mon, Jan 01, 2007
Came Down Three Miles From CLT
ANN REALTIME UPDATE
1.1.07 12:00 EST: ANN has learned the Sunday morning crash
of a Cessna near Charlotte-Douglas International
Airport resulted in the deaths of all four aboard. Local media
reports say two died immediately as a result of the impact, but
provided no details on the other victims.
FAA spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen told News 14
Carolina Sunday night, "Four people were on board, that's what
the flight plan said."
News 14 identified the aircraft as a Cessna 182 (file photo
of type above) registered to Jim Chitty of Shelby, NC.
Reportedly, the aircraft was enroute from Manteo near the coast to
Shelby when it went down under unknown circumstances.
ANN will update the details of this story as they become
Two people aboard a single-engine Cessna died Sunday morning
when the aircraft crashed into a yard, damaging four homes and
power lines near Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, according
to authorities in North Carolina.
No injuries on the ground were reported. The names of the
victims were not immediately released.
The control tower at CLT notified fire officials of a crash at
11:30 am, said Capt. Rob Brisley of the Charlotte Fire
It wasn't clear whether the plane, which crashed about three
miles from the airport, was taking off or landing.
Though the cause of the accident hasn't been determined,
authorities say the plane came down during a steady drizzle and
Officials from the Federal Aviation Administration and National
Transportation Safety Board were expected on the scene Sunday.
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