Officials: Plane picking up banner crashes in NC, killing pilot

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A pilot died after a plane crashed Wednesday morning near the Dare County Regional Airport, officials say.

The Dare County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to WAVY that deputies are responding to the crash, which is in a wooded area off Airport Road. The crash was reported around 10:30 a.m.

Sgt. Michael Baker with North Carolina Highway Patrol said the plane touched down to pick up an advertisement banner and the banner got tangled in the trees on takeoff — pulling the plane to the ground.

The pilot was the only person on board the plane, Baker said.


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