DURHAM, N.C. -
Michael John Ratty of Chapel Hill was killed Tuesday when a small plane crashed in a wooded area in northern Durham County.
Another person was injured in the crash.
according to the Carolina Barnstormers website, was a captain with
American Airlines for 22 years and taught flying out of Lake Ridge
The Durham County Sheriff's Office told area media
outlets that the aircraft went down in the town of Bahama around 12:25
p.m. Tuesday. Sheriff's deputies found the plane 50 yards into the woods
from the nearest street.
Federal Aviation Administration
spokesman Kathleen Bergen said in an email that the Beech 95 aircraft
crashed shortly after takeoff from Lake Ridge Aero Park Airport in
Durham, which is about 15 miles south of Bahama.
Bergen said the FAA is investigating the crash and that the National Transportation Safety Board will determine the cause.
- Source: http://www.wncn.com
AIRCRAFT CRASHED INTO A WOODED AREA, THERE WERE 2 PERSONS ON
BOARD, 1 WAS FATALLY INJURED, 1 SUSTAINED SERIOUS INJURIES, WRECKAGE
LOCATED NEAR LAKE MICHIE, 10 MILES FROM DURHAM, NC
FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Greensboro FSDO-39