Plane with 4 aboard crashes in NC mountains

North Carolina news

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP/WNCN) – Emergency crews responded to a plane crash near the Asheville Regional Airport on Saturday evening.

According to the Asheville Airport Police, the crash happened around 5:30 p.m. at the parking lot of Western North Carolina Agricultural Center.

Crews from Buncombe County and Henderson County also responded to the crash.

According to Buncombe County Emergency Management, four people were on the plane when it crashed in a parking lot.

Officials say there were no fatalities and no one was taken to the hospital. The plane was a Piper PA-32 that crashed as it was taking off. 

One man witnessed the crash while he was at an Interstate 26 rest stop in the Arden area.

” … as I was getting out of my car I saw this plane turn into a fireball and make a crash landing,” Stephen Morris wrote on Facebook. “I just have never seen anything so horrifying and happen so quick.”

The crash happened just hours after a small airplane crashed in Louisiana, killing five people who were on board.

WSPA contributed to this report

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